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.

 

859 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

65 ft Trawler

Designer: 
R.C.Johnston
Skill Level to Build: 
Professional

This is a well tested design for long range ocean passages. It has a heavy steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Propulsion is by twin Cat engines driving open props protected by heavy skegs.

28' Bermuda Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

The longest runabout we offer, this 28' high-speed, triple cockpit runabout will also require highly skilled builders, but oh, the rewards...

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

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Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

Simon Watts International 14

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Expert

The time of England’s racing dinghies was dominated by Uffa Fox’s boat the “Alarm”. Simon's take on the expert design is a tribute to an age of lightning-quick wooden racing boats.

An International 14 is like no other boat I’ve ever...

Passagemaker Dinghy

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

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully

Lumber Yard Skiffs

Designer: 
Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...

Sharpie 31.5 EGRET

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

Sharpie 31.5′ EGRET

L.O.A.: 31′ 6 ½″
SPARRED LENGTH: 35′ 6″
L.W.L.: 26′ 3″
BEAM: 8′ 6″
DRAFT: 1′ 2 ¼″ /4′ 8″
SAIL AREA : (Depends on rig)
DISP.: 5,000# (approximate, for cruising)
BALLAST: 1,500 lbs....

Bowler

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Thank you for considering my plans for BOWLER, a “cruising” version of my TOP HAT launch. These boats are descended from Harry Bryan’s inspired Handy Billy design, which in turn can trace it’s origins back to William Hand's vee bottom designs...

Chesapeake LT 17

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

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.