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.

 

859 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

16' Gentleman's Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Please note:...

KIS 4.2S

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

We designed KIS dinghies in order to meet a very practical need of amateur boatbuilders. Since they often find themselves in trouble in building masts, sails and rig of their boats and are likely to spend in these items much more than what they...

Trixie

Designer: 
Andrew Walters

“Trixie” began as an idea for a small and simple to build plywood tender, able to get out to a mooring with two or three on board, that was very light, incorporated wheels to enable transport to the slipway, was designed to provide the maximum...

7' 7" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is included...

Bowler

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Thank you for considering my plans for BOWLER, a “cruising” version of my TOP HAT launch. These boats are descended from Harry Bryan’s inspired Handy Billy design, which in turn can trace it’s origins back to William Hand's vee bottom designs...

15' Prospector 'Ranger'

Designer: 
Steve Killing Yacht Design Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Prospector 'Ranger' 15 - a pocket-sized prospector.

The Prospector models built by the Chestnut Canoe Company were made in lengths from 12 to 18 ft. filling a need for a canoe with greater carrying capacity than the Pleasure and Cruiser...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

Kiska

Designer: 
Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Kiska is a wood strip/epoxy single kayak. Based on Greenland kayak lines, this low volume kayak is playful but tracks well

24' Sloop, Amphibi-ette

Designer: 
Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This is a centerboard cruising boat for couples and small families. Lightweight and strong, it can be easily hauled with a trailer. Construction: Plywood topsides over bulkheads and stringers; strip planked bottom Lofting is required. Plans...

Seagull

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Very simple

Simple sheet plywood sports rowing boat, stitch and tape construction. As easy to build as it gets!