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

Petrel Play

Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 

Paddlers are demanding versatility AND performance from their sea kayaks these days. Little by little, designers like Nick Schade are squeezing huge performance out of compact dimensions.

The Petrel Play is just 14 feet long, a length...


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic Woodworking skills

Miniature voyaging and cruising yacht for amateur boatbuilders, can carry two, capable of short blue water voyages.

Lion 800

Unik Yachts

New Lion 800 is a continuation of a series of plywood yacht designed by the company Unik Yachts.

The main idea of a series of yachts Lion is to maximize the manufacturability of the design and the ability to self-built yacht from a kit of...

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

Bounty - Row Boat/Tender

Mark Evans
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A practical, strong, easy-to-build rowing dinghy or yacht tender and an ideal first-time boat building project. Build your own boat with our 45 page, photo illustrated instruction manual. Bounty is the ideal choice where a small lightweight,...


Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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PALOMA is an open sailing boat for family excursions. It’s a simple traditional and versatile boat which has been designed in three version as a small cruiser, as an open daysailer and as a motorboa

Original Gloucester Rocker

Buckley Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

It’s hard to imagine you could make a nicer gift for your favorite munchkin. Created by Buckley Smith (author of Moonsailors) this animated rocking dory is oozing with personality. The big sweeping sheer, traditional transom with a sculling...