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

18' 6" Redwing

Karl Stambaugh
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Redwing- a gentle, shoal-draft, low-powered
(5 to 10-hp), sheet-plywood outboard cruiser - can live on her trailer.

Whenever you wish, she'll be ready to go exploring.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames, OR...


Samuel S. Crocker
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A handy clipper-bowed centerboard yawl, this boat is a heavily built, smart sailor with sparten accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip


16' Perfect Skiff –Weld

Stephen Weld
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

The flat-bottomed skiff can be both the most and least refined craft afloat.

Popular by their ease of construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead frames.

Alternative construction: Cross-planked bottom,...

Blue Pearl

Timothy F Anders
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Are you looking for a small boat that is easy to build and will blow your hair back on the water. Then this stitch and glue 11′ speed boat is for you.

This design has been quarter scale tested and I am starting construction on Serial...

Half Model Plan PETREL

John Hyslop
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by John Hyslop in 1876. An early combination of English and American ideas, PETREL was designed according to the wave form theory.

You’ll receive 2 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step...


Andrew Walters
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In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

Eastport Nesting Pram

John C. Harris
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Chesapeake Light Craft’s Eastport Nesting Pram shares its hull with the popular stock Eastport Pram dinghy, a champion 7′9″ yacht tender that can carry a decent load, rows and tows with ease, and sails beautifully. In this “nesting” version, but...