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


Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
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Design Background

Insider is the product of my third collaborative venture with Frank Smoot, the designer and builder of some of the best small sailing trimarans around ( We both...

18' Catboat

Fenwick Williams
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Construction: Carvel planked over sawn & steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 11 sheets.

Shearwater 17

Eric Schade
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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

Old Gaffer

Peterson Associates Inc.
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18′ double ended, auxiliary daysailer. Gaff rigged sloop with large cockpit and small cudy forward. Traditional carvel construction with outboard rudder and ballast keel. Many boat built to this design over the years including some by amateur...

16' Perfect Skiff –Weld

Stephen Weld
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Intermediate to Advanced

The flat-bottomed skiff can be both the most and least refined craft afloat.

Popular by their ease of construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead frames.

Alternative construction: Cross-planked bottom,...