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.


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John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking

Light plywood lapstrake sports rowing boat, can carry a small outboard motor, quick and easy build. Built in bouyancy tanks.

26' Sloop PILOT

George Stadel
Skill Level to Build: 

A comfortable small cruising boat with berths for either two or four and an alternate schooner rig.

Construction: Carvel planking over steamed frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include 10 sheets.

Penny Fee

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction - Traditional, cold-molded and strip plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets.

Sail Area - Lug 87 sq. ft.

Sloop 104 sq. ft.


18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

22'4" Dragonfly

Skill Level to Build: 
some experience required

The boat is nice to row - a good combination of tippy enough for an intermediate, yet after a few days a novice will get the hang of it.