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 WOOD hull material. And if you’re in the market for a boat to build, this is a fine place to start.

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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Shearwater Sectional Sport

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Developed by Chesapeake Light Craft, LLC, with designer Eric Schade, the 14′6″ Shearwater Sectional is a performance-oriented kayak that successfully bridges the gap between high performance, comfort, and stability. Spin loose five bolts at the...

18' 8" Mackinaw

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required

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11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No...

13' 9" Willy Winship

Designer: 
John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Flat-bottomed sailing skiff. Plans options include cross-planked or plywood bottom.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative constuction: Plywood, glued lapstrake plywood

Lofting is required

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18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Designer: 
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...

Virginia Park

Designer: 
Reff Reinhart
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Virginia Park is an elegant lapstrake launch. Featured in WoodenBoat #234, Sept. – Oct. 2013, Virginia Park is built in the glued lapstrake method with steam bent frames. It features a short forward deck, aft deck with splash well for the...

Skerrieskiff 17'

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued Lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets with instructions. Sail Area - 67 sq. ft.

13' 7" MACGREGOR Canoe

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Beamier, but no less elegant than the Wee Rob, this more stable double-paddle canoe can carry sail better.

Any of the three lengths (13′ 6″, 15′ 8″, or 17′ 3″) can be built using the same plans.

You’ll notice the different stem...

SPRITZ

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

SPRITZ, an essential and simple boat, has been studied and designed to be the ideal boat for novices in boatbuilding or in sailing.

Cypress Pirogue

Designer: 
Nicholas Poret
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Everyone from Louisiana seems to remember that cypress pirogue boat Pawpaw kept in his barn. Cypress pirogues have since become a relic of the past. Pirogues are flat bottom boats designed to paddle shallow swamps and marshes. Most of them were...