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.


835 results for All Boat Plans & Kits


Dudley Dix and Cristian Pilo
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

A sparkling 20 foot trailerable club racer; generous sailplan with a heavy roached full-battened mainsail, an easily manageable jib, an on-deck bowsprit with a fractional or masthead gennaker; IDEA 19 has a very good pace upwind and amazing...


Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 

In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

Shearwater Sectional Sport

Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 

Developed by Chesapeake Light Craft, LLC, with designer Eric Schade, the 14′6″ Shearwater Sectional is a performance-oriented kayak that successfully bridges the gap between high performance, comfort, and stability. Spin loose five bolts at the...

Half Model Plan PETREL

John Hyslop
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by John Hyslop in 1876. An early combination of English and American ideas, PETREL was designed according to the wave form theory.

You’ll receive 2 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step...

Cooper Jr. - RYD-22.11

Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
Experienced, because of size

Copper Jr. is a extended cabin V bottom power cruiser. Her general qualities permit very economical cruising in comfort with modest power requirements. Taped seam, plywood construction.


Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 

Athelas is a 17'-2" open water recreational rower for one or two based on a lines sketch by N. G. Herreshoff. Built from 6 and 9 mm glued lapstrake plywood, she weighs 81 pounds and can be cartopped

Garvey 33

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 

LOA: 33′ 1″
LBP: 32′10″
LWL: 26′ 8″
BEAM: 10′ 0″
DRAFT: 2′ 3½″/5′ 3½″
DISPLACEMENT: 9,000lbs (approx)
BALLAST: 2,000lbs lead under the settees.
1,000lbs additional lead for trim.
SAIL AREA: 388 sq. ft....