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


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The project, despite its small size, develops a discrete internal volume allowing to nr. 4 crew members to spend short cruises with good speed and pleasant navigation.

The hull lines and the deck are to corner for simplicity of...

Wittholz 11' Dinghy

Charles Wittholz
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Beamy yet fine-lined rowing/sailing boat designed for lightweight construction.

Construction: Cold-molded.

Lofting is optional.

Plans include 5 sheets.

16' Melonseed Skiff

Marc Barto
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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...

28' Bermuda Runabout

Nelson Zimmer
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The longest runabout we offer, this 28' high-speed, triple cockpit runabout will also require highly skilled builders, but oh, the rewards...

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.


Shine Skiff 17

Ignacio Lopez
Skill Level to Build: 
only minimal experience

Concept: The SS17 is a general purpose, light weight skiff. Layout and building options include but limited: open skiff with tiller outboard (shown in plans), small center console, or side console. The Shine Skiff 17 can be built with wood core...

Jimmy Skiff

Chesapeake Light Craft
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Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.