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...

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...

15' 9" Huron Cruiser

Bear Mountain Boats
Skill Level to Build: 

The lines for this canoe were taken from an original 'Huron' built in cedar/canvas by the Peterborough Canoe Company. It was a second grade model in a series of Cruiser canoes that measured from 16'x33" to 18'x37". "They have good carrying...

Half Model Plan MINERVA

William Fife, Jr.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by William Fife Jr., in 1888.

The plans produce a model that is 28″ in length.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat, step-by-step instructions and full-sized patterns for each lift...

18' 6" Redwing

Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 

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...

ACYD 950

Skill Level to Build: 

The project of Acyd 950 was born on the regulation of “class 950”.

These boats have an extremely light weight and high performance and they can safely be used on a cruise.

The remarkable minimum lightness is only 2700kg and it is...


Geoff Van Gorkom
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to expert

The 30 footer has always been a popular and practical racer, particularly with amateur boat builders. To capitalize on this and bring more affordable boats into the market, Van Gorkom Yacht Design have entered the Open30 arena with an exciting...