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

16' 6" Resolute

Steve Killing
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Developed in response to requests from heavier and wider paddlers who also wanted a shorter boat, this stable load carrier is excellent for the novice kayaker.


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...

Riva Scoiattolo

Classic Wooden boat Plans-Riva 1953 original paper plans

At 14 feet this is Riva’s only outboard powered design. Originally designed in the 1950s, only some 150 were ever produced. A very rare outboard with limited images of original examples anywhere.

The Scoiattolo is complete with flooring...

Workstar Rescue

Rob Humphreys Yacht Design/Working Boats UK Ltd
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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 Rescue is handsome, fast, seaworthy and safe. Prefix System® kit boats are a very affordable way to get afloat...

Old Gaffer

Peterson Associates Inc.
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18′ double ended, auxiliary daysailer. Gaff rigged sloop with large cockpit and small cudy forward. Traditional carvel construction with outboard rudder and ballast keel. Many boat built to this design over the years including some by amateur...

The Open Boat

Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Very simple

Simple sheet plywood sports rowing boat, stitch and tape construction. As easy to build as it gets!

Alden 21' Indian Class

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A Swampscott dory-type daysailer with generous side decks and inside ballast.

Construction Method: Lapstrake over sawn frames

Lofting is required: Partial

Plans include 4 sheets.