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


Warren Jordan
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This charming addition to our cradle boat fleet is adapted from a type known as a pram. Prams have transoms at both bow and stern, and are used extensively as tenders for larger vessels because of their roominess in a relatively short length....

Cooper Jr. - RYD-22.11

Paul "PAR" Riccelli
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Experienced, because of size

Copper Jr. is a extended cabin V bottom power cruiser. Her general qualities permit very economical cruising in comfort with modest power requirements. Taped seam, plywood construction.

Workstar Explorer

Rob Humphreys Yacht Design/Working Boats
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This is a refreshing new approach to kit boats. This is modern wooden boatbuilding. An update of the traditional garvey, the Workstar Explorer is handsome, fast, seaworthy and safe. Prefix System® kit boats are a very affordable way to get...

Slingshot 16

Frank Smoot
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Over the years, many of the folks who have visited my web site ( have requested building plans and most of those requests have been for “Laura’s Boat” - a 16′ trimaran that I originally built for my wife (who wanted one of her...

Pulsar 33

Erik Lerouge

A trimaran is an interesting answer to the problems of a small offshore cruising multihull.

The flared main hull has accommodation similar to a monohull with a real double cabin, dinette, standing headroom at the galley, toilets and...

Chesapeake 16

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.

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Rick Loheed
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The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...