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

Eastport Pram

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

It rows, it tows and it sails; it's a convenient 7' 9" long and easy on the eyes; and it's a wonderful kit to build, taking a novice only 40-50 hours to assemble plus a little more for finishing.

Pilot Schooner 28

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Swansea Pilot Schooner, flush-decked cruiser, based on the earliest type (late 18th/early 19th century). This vessel is intended for open ocean cruising.

Nina

Designer: 
Sparkman & Stephens
Skill Level to Build: 

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

Zimmer 21' Utility Launch

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A fuel-efficient, carvel planked, displacement launch designed to be powered by a 6 to 8-hp diesel.

Comfortable for 2 people cruising or 6-8 people day running.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative...

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...

Night Heron

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

An Inuit inspired strip planked sea kayak. Fast, efficient and responsive. A graceful design that paddles beautifully

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...

TRILLO

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

TRILLO is a fast but non-extreme trimaran that we designed with the aim of making it as simple as possible for amateur boatbuilders.

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...

Mini Skeeter Iceboat

Designer: 
John Eisenlohr
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

The Mini Skeeter was made primarily as a fun leisure iceboat that I could use on smaller lakes. The goal I was aiming for is a small, comfortable, warm iceboat that looks elegant. The fuselage is about slightly more than10′ long. The beam is 82...