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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701 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

18' 6" Redwing

Designer: 
Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Redwing- a gentle, shoal-draft, low-powered
(5 to 10-hp), sheet-plywood outboard cruiser - can live on her trailer.

Whenever you wish, she'll be ready to go exploring.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames, OR...

Silver 333

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The SILVER 333 is a very small classical runabout for one or two people which may easily be transported on top of a mid-size car roof. Maximum suggested power of the motor is 15/20 HP, which is sufficient for planing. The bow of the boat acts as...

Sapphire 27

Designer: 
George Hisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Reasonable woodworking skills

The Sapphire 27 is developed from our very successful Design No. 056, to give a more traditional cruising oriented layout both down below and on deck. Modifications include a little more freeboard, better headroom throughout, a simpler, more...

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...

Crystal 16

Designer: 
Timm Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

The Crystal 16 was designed to be a simple, lightweight flats skiff. Her hull is a simple V-bottom with a bit of flare in her topsides. Her deck features a large casting platform forward with two smaller platforms back aft on both sides. Storage...

Norwegian Sailing Pram

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate, great for teaching kids

Simon found an older version of this boat back in the eighties and realized that its thousand-year-old design could be copied and preserved without too much difficulty. He measured it out in ’89 and Bill Nielsen lofted it and drew up the plans in...

NEW! Ronan Kayak Kit

Designer: 
John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/None

The New Ronan is a direct inspiration from our recently released Selkie design. When we came out with the Selkie we knew her sweeping lines would draw admiring stares, and we predicted petite paddlers would love that they finally had a boat...

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

Shearwater 14

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need