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

Chesapeake 18

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.


Matteo Costa
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Techne is a pure double trapeze skiff, fast, exciting and for amateur boat building.

The project was born in the university for the contest “1001 Vela per l'università,” organized by Roma Tre with the intention of involving other...

Puget Sound Cruiser

Colin Wood
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Simple construction, moderate build time.

Originally designed for WoodenBoat Magazine’s Design Competition II, Puget Sound Cruiser is an efficient, rugged, comfortable cruiser that can sleep two comfortably, or four in a pinch.

Sharpie Cat 42

Reuel B. Parker
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The Sharpie Cat 42 is a new catamaran design from a regular WoodenBoat contributor, author and marine architect Reuel B. Parker. She is a fast cruising cat with accommodations for eight in four cabins. Construction is cold-molded wood/epoxy,...

26' Gaff Sloop

Wilder B. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Shallow-draft, V-bottomed pocket cruiser with spartan accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames

Alternative construction: Strip or plywood

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

Chester Yawl

John C. Harris
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Traditional "Whitehall" elegance in a stitch-and-glue kit. For casual single and tandem rowing, we do not believe there is a better build-your-own-boat kit than the Chester Yawl.

21' Pretty Marsh Runabout

Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

21′ 2″ Inboard/outboard runabout, built of marine plywood.

Several design options include center console, outboard as well as inboard/outboard.

And, configurations also include different heights for the windshield.



Bosco Plana

Scherzando is a 12'10'' open canoe. The construction technique is a wooden basquet whith a canvas skin coated with epoxy or polyester. The plans include 7 station moulds, bow and stem at full escale.