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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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...

24' 6" Sloop, TYPHOON

Winthrop Warner
Skill Level to Build: 

A roomy auxiliary sloop in a small package.
Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.
Lofting is required.
Plans include 11 sheets.

Floom, RYD-29.6

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

Floom (RYD-29.6) is one in a series of river/houseboat designs. This version is available in two widths, 7' and 9'. The V bottom hull propels very easily, doesn't slap and is quite stable.


Nick Schade
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The Coot is a handy little yacht tender with a lot of capacity. The “pram” style design has transoms at boat ends, this provides a lot of capacity in a short length and has the added benefit for the first-time wooden boat...


Skill Level to Build: 

Roberts COASTWORKER 35 / 37/ 40 Plans and Frame patterns available for STEEL, ALUMINUM and FIBERGLASS.


John Welsford
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A small and very simple tender to fit inside a station wagon or on a roofrack, this little plywood dink will suit some one wanting a tender for their small yacht or motorboat.

Alden 21' Indian Class

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A Swampscott dory-type daysailer with generous side decks and inside ballast.

Construction Method: Lapstrake over sawn frames

Lofting is required: Partial

Plans include 4 sheets.

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...