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

Northeaster Dory

John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 

The Northeaster Dory is small enough to be rowed singly, but big enough for tandem rowing with two adults. Even four adults have comfortable seating. Performance rowers may add a sliding seat.

Martha's Tender

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 

An easy-towing, easy-rowing tender featuring simple plywood construction and good capacity.

Construction: Plywood

No lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets.

18' Catboat

Fenwick Williams
Skill Level to Build: 

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


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

Some of John’s description follows --

“There has been a lot of enquiry for a “bigger...


Skill Level to Build: 

The Multi 6 is a multihull with a simple construction and good performance. The construction is extremely simplified by the drift absence. The good hulls volume allows to spend pleasant days and moving along the coasts with other friends, having...

Petrel 28

Cristian Pilo
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intemediate

A smart sturdy fast paced cruiser; huge interiors for a 8.80 LOA boat, good performance under sail, a very good handling and seaworthy boat even in rough conditions; round hull construction in plywood & epoxy , plans are higly detailed and...

Whilly Tern

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 5 sheets with instructions.

Sail Area - Lug 83 sq. ft.

Sloop 95 sq. ft.

Jimmy Skiff

Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.