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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701 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Whilly Tern

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Construction — Glued lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets with instructions. Sail Area — Lug 83 sq. ft. Sloop 95 sq. ft.

Fox 16' Sloop LIVELY

Designer: 
Uffa Fox
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Lively, fast, planing racer/daysailer. Construction: Double-diagonal planking over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded. Lofting is required. Plans include 4 sheets.

KIS 4.2S

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

We designed KIS dinghies in order to meet a very practical need of amateur boatbuilders. Since they often find themselves in trouble in building masts, sails and rig of their boats and are likely to spend in these items much more than what they...

Pucan cutter

Designer: 
Nick Branson
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Being a big fan of the Irish Pucan and I’m hoping to make building in wood both simpler and more straightforward. An encouragement for builders to have a go at building their own boat. https...

Insider

Designer: 
Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Design Background

Insider is the product of my third collaborative venture with Frank Smoot, the designer and builder of some of the best small sailing trimarans around (www.diy-tris.com/). We both...

16' Perfect Skiff –Weld

Designer: 
Stephen Weld
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

The flat-bottomed skiff can be both the most and least refined craft afloat.

Popular by their ease of construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead frames.

Alternative construction: Cross-planked bottom,...

Spike Skiff 12' 3"

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Please note: this design was formerly known as Pike.

Construction - Glue-lap-plywood flat bottom.

Alternative construction - Traditional plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 3 sheets with instructions.

Sail...

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...

17' 9" Freedom

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

The Freedom series has gained back the turning ability found in traditional canoe shapes, without sacrificing the speed of the modern hull

FireBug

Designer: 
John Spencer/Peter Tait
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/any level

The FireBug is a small sailboat or yacht that you can amateur build at home, sailing club or school, then learn to sail. It's easy to sail and will be the fastest boat on the bay. Low cost too!