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.

 

836 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

GulfStream 28

Designer: 
Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience

The GulfStream 28 is a moderate vee, relatively narrow boat (beam/length ratio of 3.4) designed to satisfy a program in which economy and seaworthiness were top priorities.

Chesapeake LT 16

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

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

Lumber Yard Skiffs

Designer: 
Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...

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...

PALOMA OPEN

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

PALOMA is a simple, traditional and versatile boat which has been designed in three versions, as a small cruiser, as an open daysailer and as a motorboat.

Willow Sea Kayak

Designer: 
Bill Thomas
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner/intermediate

The Willow is ideal for day paddles, but has the volume and solid performance required of a true expedition kayak. Featured in a how to build article in WB #195-197, taught at the WoodenBoat School.

Lynx

Designer: 
Mike Camp
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

The 24-foot Lynx was designed as the smallest boat with which a couple could contemplate an ocean voyage. The hull is a multi-chine hull to make it easy to build in flat plate steel. There are two chines. The sheer shows a strong spring and it...