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

Oxford Shell

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

The Oxford Shell™ is a swift, smooth running "recreational" shell suitable for all skill levels. Whether you're just learning how to row a sliding seat shell, or you're a seasoned expert.

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...

Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Designer: 
Rick Loheed
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...

Trover

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Very basic woodworking skills

Very simple workboat for outboard motor power. Suits 8 to 30 hp motors,carry up to six persons, can be built longer or shorter as required.

PALOMA SAILING

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

PALOMA is an open sailing boat for family excursions. It’s a simple traditional and versatile boat which has been designed in three version as a small cruiser, as an open daysailer and as a motorboa

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

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.

GulfStream 28

Designer: 
Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience

The GulfStream 28 is a moderate vee, relatively narrow boat (beam/length ratio of 3.4) designed to satisfy a program in which economy and seaworthiness were top priorities.

Trixie

Designer: 
Andrew Walters

“Trixie” began as an idea for a small and simple to build plywood tender, able to get out to a mooring with two or three on board, that was very light, incorporated wheels to enable transport to the slipway, was designed to provide the maximum...