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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

MIA 15

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Mia was the second design that I published, a 12′ runabout, inspired in part by William Jackson's 1955 design for the “Ace” which was produced by the Sande Boat Works between 1956 and 1962 (www.sandeace.com), and in part by the 1950’s designs of...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

10' 2" OUGHTRED Acorn (Puffin)

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

Resembling her 8′ cousin more than the sleeker 12′ Acorn, this chunky dinghy will be a good load carrier for her length—and she looks very, very British.

Oughtred saves you from guess work by showing precisely how her planking should be...

Seagull

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Very simple

Simple sheet plywood sports rowing boat, stitch and tape construction. As easy to build as it gets!

START 30

Designer: 
ACDesign
Skill Level to Build: 
Easy

The plan has been designed according to the regulations of the class “10 feet”. So was born a simple, light and very fast plan.

Start 30 has a double life. A boat for double crew (for two boys with the maximum weight of 50 kg cad.) and a...

Chesapeake 17

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

Kahuna

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

32' Bermudan or gaff-rigged cutter for construction in wood and epoxy

Jimmy Skiff

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.

Half Model Plan PAPOOSE

Designer: 
Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1887, and the inspiration for the 40′ class.

The plans produce a model that is 22″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans, historical information about the boat, step-by-step instructions and...