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

Shearwater 17

Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 

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

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...

Wee Pumpkin

Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 

Introducing Wee Pumpkin, the newest addition to our cradle boat fleet! Featuring full size patterns for all parts, a complete construction booklet, and a unique building system that is builder and baby-friendly. Requiring only about 3 days for...

The Open Boat

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...

VG30 Mk2

Geoff Van Gorkom
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to expert

If you're an amateur boat builder and are looking for a high performance racing project, the VG30 Mk2 kit-plan-package for you! The 30 footer has always been a popular and practical racing boat. Their owners enjoy great competition in both PHRF...

Flats Skiff 18

Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
easy build, could be a first boat

The Flats Stalker is a simple but rugged and easy to pole boat designed for hardcore skinny water sight fishing.

Northwest Passage

Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 

NWP is a very low-drag touring kayak intended for paddlers weighing 150-200 pounds. Built from 4 mm plywood, in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit! Heavier? try NWP XL.

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.