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.

 

831 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

FireBug

Designer: 
John Spencer/Peter Tait
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/any level

The FireBug is a small sailboat or yacht that you can amateur build at home, sailing club or school, then learn to sail. It's easy to sail and will be the fastest boat on the bay. Low cost too!

New York 32

Designer: 
Sparkman & Stephens

Design No. 125, the NY 32s have stood the test of time with two-thirds of the original fleet still sailing and remains competitive.

Orca 21

Designer: 
Evan Gatehouse
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A serious extended expedition touring kayak, double or triple, designed to carry a large load safely and with ample stability.

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.

Tricky Five

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

The TRICKY FIVE has been conceived for a precise scope: to realize a boat, which in relation to its size would maximize the ratio between speed and cost. This means that for a determined cost for materials and hours of construction required, it...

Northwest Passage

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP is a very low-drag touring kayak intended for paddlers weighing 150-200 pounds. Built from 4 mm plywood, in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit! Heavier? try NWP XL.

Clyde One Design

Designer: 
Alfred Mylne
Skill Level to Build: 
Professional

The Clyde one-design 20-tonners as they were known were very popular and described by the Yacht Racing on the Clyde review of 1899 as "able and comfortable at sea, fairly speedy on the race course...

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

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.