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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Bruce Roberts-Goodson
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CAT 65 MS STEEL KIT or Cutting files and plans. Plans are also available for Aluminum or fiberglass construction. This catamaran was designed for personal use or charter work.

16' Melonseed Skiff

Marc Barto
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Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...

28' Canoe Yawl, Rozinante

L.F. Herreshoff / Modifications by Doug Hylan
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This hypnotically striking canoe yawl ranks among the most admired designs of our time.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steam-bent frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 9...

16' Gentleman's Runabout

Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
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A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Please note:...

MIA 15

Andrew Walters
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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 (, and in part by the 1950’s designs of...

Ben Garveys

Doug Hylan
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beginner to intermediate

BEN GARVEYS - Ben 15' 9", Big Ben 19' Fine boatyard skiffs or small harbor ferries. A pair of boats that will feel right at home on the working waterfront.

Shearwater 14

Eric Schade
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The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

Sportfish 570

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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The design of Sportfish 570 comes from a collaboration with a Senegalese society, with the aim of creating fishing vessels for inland waters of modern conception.

It’s a fast planning boat and stable. Its V bottom with a deadrise angle not...