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

Daysailer 24'

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa

If we have to base ourselves on market demand before 2008, the two daysailers that we propose are very small. At that time, generally characterized by a continuous increase in boat size, it seemed as though a daysailer could not be less than 12 m...

Atlantic 17

Jon Persson
Skill Level to Build: 
Journeyman; moderately experienced

First launched in 2000, the Atlantic 17 is a double-ended, modified dory designed for one or two rowers.

Pinguino 145 Wooden Kayak Kit

John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner- No prior woodworking experience required

Stable, comfortable, and well-mannered, the Pinguino is great for fishing, bird watching and photography. She is the perfect kayak for messing about in mild rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and coast.

Half Model Plan GLORIANA

N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1891. A revolutionary yacht, she featured a convex bow rather than the then-current long, hollow entrance. Overall length of the finished model is 36″.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical...

Palm Beach Runabout

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 

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.

ROI 44


The boat is high performance light weight 44 feet catamaran:
Hull weight -4.5 t

The catamaran Build kit contains:

  1. A set of DXF drawing ready to be sent to a cutting facility or set of plans for hand cutting made of 27
  2. ...

Bezier 12.5

Dennis Schaffer
Skill Level to Build: 

The design objective of the “Bezier 12.5” was to achieve the beauty and style of a classic day sailor using aluminum as the construction material. This curvy true round hull was designed using the latest computer technology and built using...

18' 8" Mackinaw

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