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

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

Chesapeake Sport Tandem

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

This very narrow, very fast double is perfect for athletic couples who want to really cover the miles, whether it's for excercise, super-fast touring, or winning races.

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.

No...

Half Model Plan NYMPH

Designer: 
Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Keel/centerboard cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1888 and first of his “Compromise 40-footers”.

The plans produce a model that is 25″ long.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...

Half Model Plan WAVE

Designer: 
Cornelius Gorman
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Wide, shallow racing sloop designed by Cornelius Gorman in 1878. The plans produce a model that is 21″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions for half-hull building,using...

Chesapeake Double

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

The success of the proven Chesapeake™ hull shape led quickly to demands for similar tandem and three-person designs. The Chesapeake Double™ and Triple™ are high-volume touring boats, with a 700lb payload that belies their surprising speed. Even...

26' Gaff Sloop

Designer: 
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.

Linnet

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The LINNET is a seaworthy rowing boat that has been specifically designed for sea use. Accordingly it does not have outriggers or a sliding seat while a small daggerboard is fitted to help prevent being blown sideways by the wind. A good load...

Murphy - RYD-16.2

Designer: 
Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
handy novice

RYD-16.2 is a wholesome dayboat that can be rigged as a free standing cat or sloop. Large, roomy cockpit, taped seam construction, centerboard and kick-up rudder.