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

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...

9' 6" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Joel White
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Our pre-cut kits have been cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is...

Pemaquid Friendship Sloop

Drawings by Jay Hanna, original drawings by H.I. Chapelle
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Round-bottomed, outside-ballasted cruiser with accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.


PT Eleven nesting dinghy

Russell Brown
Skill Level to Build: 
attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT 11 is a very versatile boat. It rows, sails, and motors and it does all those things exceptionally well. It also nests for carrying on the deck of your sailboat or in the back of a vehicle. Designed with serious cruising in mind, our aim...

i550 sport boat

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...


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Coastworker 28 Several versions available including trailerable option ... ALL VERSIONS IN STUDY PLANS

Skerrieskiff 17'

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued Lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets with instructions. Sail Area - 67 sq. ft.

Almaguin 500

Matthew Marsh
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

A versatile, 5-metre utility runabout for cottagers, anglers and day trippers, ideal for the first-time builder.