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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

Chesapeake 16

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

Chester Yawl

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Traditional "Whitehall" elegance in a stitch-and-glue kit. For casual single and tandem rowing, we do not believe there is a better build-your-own-boat kit than the Chester Yawl.

Wood Duck 10

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

The Wood Duck 10 is a beautiful, easy to use recreational kayak - Here we have beautiful little kayak designed for just about everyone to enjoy on the water.

Pucan cutter

Designer: 
Nick Branson
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Being a big fan of the Irish Pucan and I’m hoping to make building in wood both simpler and more straightforward. An encouragement for builders to have a go at building their own boat. https...

CURLEW

Designer: 
Peterson Associates Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

26′ Auxiliary Ketch

Based on a traditional fishing vessel type called a “Cowhorn” this design features an inboard engine and ballast keel.

The arrangement provides two berths, a head and modest galley. The divided cockpit...

SPRITZ

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

SPRITZ, an essential and simple boat, has been studied and designed to be the ideal boat for novices in boatbuilding or in sailing.

Vik 169

Designer: 
Erik Lerouge
Skill Level to Build: 
Medium

Vik 169 was specifically designed for easy one-off construction and customised for her exact sailing program.

The Lerouge Twin Keel System combines trouble-free drying out, low maintenance with good efficiency.

The day-charter...

Beaver Canoe

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Construction: Strip planked and glass/epoxy sheathed.

Alternative construction: Cold molded, traditional wood and canvas lapstrake plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 4 sheets.