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

Northwest Passage

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP is a very low-drag touring kayak intended for paddlers weighing 150-200 pounds. Built from 4 mm plywood, in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit! Heavier? try NWP XL.

Nymph

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
easy

Lightweight strip-planked solo double-paddle canoe

13' 4" Melonseed skiff

Designer: 
Marc Barto
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam-bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...

13' Sailing Peapod

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A most elegant lapstrake, plywood peapod for oar and sail.

Full-sized mold patterns are included.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No lofting is required.

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The Open Boat

Designer: 
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...

Williams 24' Gaff Yawl

Designer: 
Fenwick C. Williams
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A simple, spacious, singlehanded cruiser designed for carvel construction. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 7 sheets

Pinocchio

Designer: 
Alex Bogdanov
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

“Pinocchio” was commissioned by my 7 year old son who wanted to learn paddling. He saw these kids paddling in small plastic kayaks which looked more like “bricks” or “barges” rather than boats. So he got intrigued but wanted something more “boat...

Abaco 23

Designer: 
Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
experience

Classic sport fishing boat in the style of the Abaco boats. A classic, smooth riding, variable deadrise hull finishing with 17 degrees deadrise at the transom.

65 ft Trawler

Designer: 
R.C.Johnston
Skill Level to Build: 
Professional

This is a well tested design for long range ocean passages. It has a heavy steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Propulsion is by twin Cat engines driving open props protected by heavy skegs.

SIRENETTA

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

SIRENETTA is a mini kayak conceived for young people, but it may be used also by adults. The flat bottom and the reasonably large beam make it safe and suitable for beginner canoeists.