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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Sassafras 12

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

An ultralight solo pack canoe weighing in at 26 lbs. Carry the boat in one hand, your paddle in the other.

SIRENETTA

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

SIRENETTA is a mini kayak conceived for young people, but it may be used also by adults. The flat bottom and the reasonably large beam make it safe and suitable for beginner canoeists.

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.

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Designer: 
Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

i550 sport boat

Designer: 
Chris Beckwith
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

The i550 is a very popular 18 foot stitch and glue design. Simple construction and avid builder blogs and websites add a sense of community and support for the builder. It is sloop rigged with an asymetric spinnaker and the powerful sailplan is...

Martha's Tender

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

An easy-towing, easy-rowing tender featuring simple plywood construction and good capacity.

Construction: Plywood

No lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets.

Westport Skiff

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

A simple-to-build 11' skiff, can be built up to 18' long. Originally modeled by Fred Tripp and documented by R. H. Baker.

Atlantic 17

Designer: 
Jon Persson
Skill Level to Build: 
Journeyman; moderately experienced

First launched in 2000, the Atlantic 17 is a double-ended, modified dory designed for one or two rowers.

Guillemot

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Construction: Glued lapstrake clinker plywood. Alternative construction: Traditional plank, cold molded and strip plank.

Sail Area: Lug 62 sq. ft.
Gunter sloop 72 sq. ft.
No Lofting required.
Plans include 6 sheets.

Sassafras 16

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

Like many traditional canoes, the Sassafras 16 is symmetrical, bow and stern. This allows a solo paddler to sit facing backwards on the forward seat for better trim. An elegant lapstrake canoe for two