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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27' 6" Sloop, Controversy

Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This design has a built-down keel to provide a deeper bilge, a centerboard housed entirely within the ballast keel, and a straight sheer.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkhead / frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

30' Malabar Jr

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 

Carvel-planked, outside ballasted cruiser with choice of three or four berths.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Sail Area : Sloop - 528 sq. ft., Yawl - 579 sq....


N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled amateur

Under license from the MIT's Hart Nautical Collections, Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray have collaborated to produce a highly detailed builder's package for this N. G. Herreshoff classic daysailer.


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking

High capacity yacht tender with sailing ability. Exceptional stability, suited to beginner boatbuilders

Wittholz 17' Catboat

Charles Wittholz
Skill Level to Build: 

V-bottomed cruiser designed for plywood construction with accommodations for two and inside ballast.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 11 sheets.

Please note: gaff...

Sharpie 31.5 EGRET

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 

Sharpie 31.5′ EGRET

L.O.A.: 31′ 6 ½″
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....