KIR 8 Canoe

Plans for the KIR 8 Canoe

Please find on this webpage six pdf documents which are plans for the KIR 8 Canoe

The Kir-8 Canoe is a 7.1m outrigger sailing canoe that was commissioned by the FAO. It seems that the KIR-8 canoe is an updated model of the earlier KIR-2 canoe, both designed by Norwegian Naval Architect Dr Ovylind Gulbrandsen. The FAO is the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

The plans were commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, Fisheries and Aquaculture section. You can find there webpage here LINK

  • Please understand that the plans were commissioned by the FAO
  • The plans are not to be sold
  • If you forward on the plans, please attach the text below

Permission to use these plans

In July 2012 I was sent these plans, at first I was tempted to put them online. The issue was of course the intellectual property fot these plans. After quite a few emails I was obtained permission to publish these plans. The proviso is that these plans are not to be sold. Furthermore if you do end up downloading these plans, I ask that you forward on the following text

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product for educational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of material in this information product for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to the Chief, Publishing and Multimedia Service, Information Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy or by email to copyright@fao.org

FAO 2004


I would like to that the following people that assisted in getting these plans into the public domain

  • Robert Gillett
  • Aymeric Desurmont, SPC Coastfish
  • Robert Lee, FAO
  • Iddya Karungasagar, FAO
  • Lindsay Chapman, SPC Coastfish
  • Some others, who I have decided not to name

The Plans

Here are the plans, scans are not perfect, but if they are downloaded and printed out on an A3 printer, they should be sufficient to built the boat


Full plans (several pdf documents per boat) for all thirty outrigger canoes can be found HERE