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.

 

836 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

16' Gentleman's Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

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Pulling Boat, LIZ

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Elegant, high-performance, sliding-seat pulling boat designed to mitigate the speed-robbing pitching associated with some sliding-seat craft.
Construction: Lapstrake planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded,...

Peeler Skiff

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

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

Alden 21' Double-Ender

Designer: 
John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A trim, rugged, carvel-planked cruiser with simple accommodations for two and a choice of gaff or marconi rig.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip Lofting is required...

Volare Utility

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

‘Volare’ comes in two versions. This is the utility version, the console version is available as a separate set of plans. They’re both 15′4″ long and 5′ wide.

Her length is that of two sheets of 8′ plywood and she’s built in two halves (...

Marsh Hen

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

MARSH HEN offers seaworthy and seakindly performance, good speeds with modest horsepower, and handsome looks. Her plywood construction is more accessible to amateur builders.

Nina

Designer: 
Sparkman & Stephens
Skill Level to Build: 

Design No. 1033 46'-6" W.L. Motorsailer

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