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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755 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...

Beaver Canoe

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

Construction: Strip planked and glass/epoxy sheathed.

Alternative construction: Cold molded, traditional wood and canvas lapstrake plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

DP 14'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The main priorities which lie at the base of the DP 14' design are: simplicity of construction, user friendliness (for single or double crew) and good performance - all of this with reasonable costs.

Palm Beach Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Chester Yawl

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Traditional "Whitehall" elegance in a stitch-and-glue kit. For casual single and tandem rowing, we do not believe there is a better build-your-own-boat kit than the Chester Yawl.

Shearwater 16

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

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

ETTA MAY

Designer: 
Peterson Associates, Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

Auxiliary cruising sloop evolving from the Hudson River and Friendship sloops.

Excellent for single handling with 450 sq. ft. of working sails, open decks and large cockpit.

Arrangement includes two berths with optional pipe berths...

Beach Pea

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

Seaworthy, stable, and easily rowed. Here is a pod that is a bit smaller than most, but she will still carry a big load and bring you through some lumpy water with confidence.