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


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

My client wanted to circumnavigate, Cape Horn and all!  He wished to build the boat himself and had limited skills in boatbuilding, limits on his budget, and a space about the size of a double garage. Sundowner was the boat I drew for him, as...

Clyde One Design

Alfred Mylne
Skill Level to Build: 

The Clyde one-design 20-tonners as they were known were very popular and described by the Yacht Racing on the Clyde review of 1899 as "able and comfortable at sea, fairly speedy on the race course...

Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

Murphy - RYD-16.2

Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
handy novice

RYD-16.2 is a wholesome dayboat that can be rigged as a free standing cat or sloop. Large, roomy cockpit, taped seam construction, centerboard and kick-up rudder.

Shearwater 17

Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

Arctic Hawk

Mark A. Rogers
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate/ Advanced

As much functional sculpture as sea kayak, the Arctic Hawk™ could be the most refined stitch-and-glue watercraft anywhere in the world.