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 ANY hull material. And if you’re in the market for a boat to build, this is a fine place to start.


835 results for All Boat Plans & Kits


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking

Light plywood lapstrake sports rowing boat, can carry a small outboard motor, quick and easy build. Built in bouyancy tanks.

14' 6" Whilly Boat

Iain Oughtred
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Considered a smaller version of the well-loved Calendonia Yawl, the Whillyboat also takes its cues from traditional Norwegian small craft, and is an ideal daysailer.

Building won't be at all daunting, as she's glue-lap-ply...

7' 7" Nutshell Sailing Kit

Joel White
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Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.xx

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with...


John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate/ Advanced

"PocketShip" is a small cruising sailboat of refined model, meant to sail well on all points, provide dry camping accommodations for one or two adults, and tow behind a four-cylinder car.

Newport Runabout

Nelson Zimmer
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This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

17' 9" Freedom

Steve Killing
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The Freedom series has gained back the turning ability found in traditional canoe shapes, without sacrificing the speed of the modern hull