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

Daysailer 30'

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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If we have to base ourselves on market demand before 2008, the two daysailers that we propose are very small. At that time, generally characterized by a continuous increase in boat size, it seemed as though a daysailer could not be less than 12 m...

30' Malabar Jr

John Alden
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Carvel-planked, outside ballasted cruiser with choice of three or four berths.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Sail Area : Sloop - 528 sq. ft., Yawl - 579 sq....


Dudley Dix and Cristian Pilo
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

A sparkling 20 foot trailerable club racer; generous sailplan with a heavy roached full-battened mainsail, an easily manageable jib, an on-deck bowsprit with a fractional or masthead gennaker; IDEA 19 has a very good pace upwind and amazing...

16' Quattro Catamaran

Richard and Lilian Woods
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High performance beach cat which is striking to look at and exciting to sail. Well-detailed plans of simple and rugged stitch-and-glue plywood hulls.

Construction: Stitch-and-glue plywood over bulkhead frames.

No lofting is required...

Chesapeake 17

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...