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

Merry Wherry Two

Designer: 
Ron Mueller
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Designed For Capacity The Merry Two is the versatile Merry - row with a partner, take a friend as a passenger, or row by yourself - perfect for the larger rower. Or tour as Matt Kirchoff did with his son, on a one month trip exploring the outer...

15' 3" / 16' 2" Freedom Solo

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Freedom 15′3″ or 16′2″ — modern efficient pleasure canoe. The Freedom Solo is the result of a unique project initiated in the spring of 2006. Steve Killing had been considering a new solo tripping canoe design and, coincidentally, discussions on...

13' 9" Willy Winship

Designer: 
John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Flat-bottomed sailing skiff. Plans options include cross-planked or plywood bottom.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative constuction: Plywood, glued lapstrake plywood

Lofting is required

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12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

West River 18

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The West River 18™ has built a huge following thanks to its speed, comfortable cockpit, and lithe good looks.

18' Single Shell FIREFLY

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An entry-level sliding-seat pulling boat. Provides rewarding speed in an easily built hull with enough stability to keep a beginner out of trouble. Construction: Plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Chesapeake 17

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

Fisherman 23

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

The design of the Fisherman 23′ came from the request of a customer to build a sport fishing boat, fast, trailerable and also comfortable for family trips.
It’s a boat of modern design that is inspired by the American fisherman, with forms...