Boat Plans & Kits

If you are a designer who offers plans, or kit boats, we invite you to enter your information in the Directory of Boat Plans & Kits. There is no charge! This is for boats of WOOD hull material. And if you’re in the market for a boat to build, this is a fine place to start.

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704 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Olga 28

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

The Olga 28 was designed as a light, relatively fuel efficient cruising boat for the waters around Orcas Island, in the Salish Sea, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia meet. Strong currents are the norm, and while winds in...

PRESTO Footy

Designer: 
Flavio Faloci
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Flavio Faloci’s Presto Footy is a gaff-sloop with solid wood hull made of balsa for easy carving/shaping and light weight. The model does comply with the Footy Class rules even though she’s longer than a foot.

Presto fits in the 12″ x 6...

CAPRICE

Designer: 
Daniel Skira
Skill Level to Build: 
Medium

Caprice is a Mini Offshore Cruiser for two.

Built with double sawn frames and strip plank, this little gaff cutter is designed for long term cruising.

The Tandem Ashes Day

Designer: 
Trevor Paetkau
Skill Level to Build: 
Suitable for amatuer builders

A Light and Elegant Tandem for Day Paddlers and Light Overnighters. Easily driven, with moderate rocker and good initial stability.

The Ashes Tandem Day is quick to come up to speed, she’s maneuverable, and she’s beautiful.

I...

Half Model Plan MINERVA

Designer: 
William Fife, Jr.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by William Fife Jr., in 1888.

The plans produce a model that is 28″ in length.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat, step-by-step instructions and full-sized patterns for each lift...

Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

Willow Sea Kayak

Designer: 
Bill Thomas
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner/intermediate

The Willow is ideal for day paddles, but has the volume and solid performance required of a true expedition kayak. Featured in a how to build article in WB #195-197, taught at the WoodenBoat School.

Fantail Launch, by Bolger

Designer: 
Philip C. Bolger
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required....

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...