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.

 

859 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Candlefish 13

Designer: 
Sam Devlin
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The candlefish is a versatile small fishing boat. Originally designed to be a cartoppable fishing skiff for high latitude rivers and lakes, she has also proven to be an excellent yacht tender.

With one person aboard, she draws about 4.5...

32' Lobstercruiser

Designer: 
Alan McInnis
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Round-bottomed, carvel-planked powerboat with two berths and a single 300-hp engine.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip or cold-molded

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

Eastport Nesting Pram

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

Chesapeake Light Craft’s Eastport Nesting Pram shares its hull with the popular stock Eastport Pram dinghy, a champion 7′9″ yacht tender that can carry a decent load, rows and tows with ease, and sails beautifully. In this “nesting” version, but...

WP 500

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

The recent America’s Cup has proven what is the potential of fast acceleration with a trimaran hull “piercing bow,” that is designed to penetrate the wave and not to float on the waves. Beyond the result the difference in behavior between Oracle...

Petrel Play

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Paddlers are demanding versatility AND performance from their sea kayaks these days. Little by little, designers like Nick Schade are squeezing huge performance out of compact dimensions.

The Petrel Play is just 14 feet long, a length...

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

ROBERTS 532

Designer: 
BRUCE ROBERTS-GOODSON
Skill Level to Build: 

ROBERTS 532 / VOYAGER 542 Radius chine STEEL or Fiberglass plans & frame patterns

The Roberts 532 is the build from scratch version ... the Voyager 542 is the kit version

16' 6" Resolute

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Developed in response to requests from heavier and wider paddlers who also wanted a shorter boat, this stable load carrier is excellent for the novice kayaker.