Plans to build the 16' [4.9 M] Robalo Junior Panga

After I introduced the Tiburon Panga, many people wrote and asked for a shorter version in the 16 foot range, so I set out to develop one. Here's my results, the Robalo. Robalo is "Snook" in Spanish, and it is the perfect fishing boat for chasing snook in back bays, rivers, bayous and the occasional offshore trip. It should be just as good in lakes as in saltwater, too - fast, stable, low power and able to drive through choppy water with ease. If you ever yearned for a near ideal fishing boat you can build on the cheap, takes minimal power and fuel, and you can stash in your garage when not in use, the Robalo may be it.

Photos of the Robalo Pangas

See pictures of Completed Robalo Pangas built by customers. Most are first time boat builds.

Pictures of Completed Robalo Pangas

Photos of the Robalo Pangas Under Construction

See pictures of Robalo Pangas under construction supplied by my customers. These show you how the boat goes together.

Pictures of Robalo Pangas Under Construction

Videos of the Robalo Pangas

See all videos available related to the Robalo Panga. Some are general videos, some construction, and some videos created by customers with the boat in use.

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About Pangas

Plans to build a panga fishing boat

The Panga is a type of modest-sized, open, outboard-powered, fishing boat common throughout much of the developing world, including Central America, the Caribbean, parts of Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia. Pangas are commonly operated directly off of beaches. The name comes from the upswept bow of the boat which resembles the machete or knife called a panga.

The panga design is a happy combination of a very efficient hull requiring minimal power, a hefty load carrying capability, and excellent seaworthiness, making them an ideal choice for commercial fishermen in developing countries requiring economical, but safe commercial operations. Though most pangas have solid fiberglass hulls, the basic design is readily adapted to glass/epoxy covered fiberglass over inexpensive dimensional lumber framing.



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