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 WOOD hull material. And if you’re in the market for a boat to build, this is a fine place to start.

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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Nymph

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
easy

Lightweight strip-planked solo double-paddle canoe

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Designer: 
Rick Loheed
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

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 “...

Scherzando

Designer: 
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.

Northwest Passage XL

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP XL is a very low drag touring kayak for paddlers weighing 180-250 pounds. Built from 4mm plywood in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit with these plans. Weigh less? see NWP.

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

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Peeler Skiff

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

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

18' Catboat

Designer: 
Fenwick Williams
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn & steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 11 sheets.