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

Malabar II

John Alden
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An oceangoing auxiliary cruiser featuring stout but simple carvel construction.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.

Clyde One Design

Alfred Mylne
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The Clyde one-design 20-tonners as they were known were very popular and described by the Yacht Racing on the Clyde review of 1899 as "able and comfortable at sea, fairly speedy on the race course...

Sharpie Cat 42

Reuel B. Parker
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The Sharpie Cat 42 is a new catamaran design from a regular WoodenBoat contributor, author and marine architect Reuel B. Parker. She is a fast cruising cat with accommodations for eight in four cabins. Construction is cold-molded wood/epoxy,...

4.5m Bass Boat

Shayne Young
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This is a fast easy, light weight, modern bass boat. It is small by todays comercial standards but has all the modern features.

  • Big flat casting decks
  • Intergrated live bait tank
  • internal rod storage
  • removeble
  • ...

Pinguino 145 Wooden Kayak Kit

John Lockwood
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Beginner- No prior woodworking experience required

Stable, comfortable, and well-mannered, the Pinguino is great for fishing, bird watching and photography. She is the perfect kayak for messing about in mild rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and coast.


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NEW - COASTER Trawler Yachts & Work boats Here are the first of a new range of Coastal Trawlers that can customized to suit your desires and particular requirements. All will be excellent sea boat

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...


Paolo Lodigiani
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THALAS 13' draws inspiration from the Whitehall, the most classical American row boat of the XIX century but, thanks to the modern construction techniques, is much lighter and has different hull lines