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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Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...

SILVER 55

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The classical hull shape of old wooden runabouts of the 70’s combines perfectly well with the use of marine plywood. This allows SILVER 55 to be in the same time elegant and simple to build.

20' Maid of Endor

Designer: 
John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This 20′ cutter will prove challenging to build, but will reward your efforts with incomparable charm and grace.

Atkin specifies traditional plank-on-frame construction.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steamed frames.

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Core Sound 18

Designer: 
Salt Boatworks
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The CS-18 is an open interior design with the home builder in mind, and at 18.5′, will fit in most garages. It features the iconic Carolina flare and lines of the local North Carolina work boats. It can be built as a tiller, side or center...

18' 6" Garden's Eel

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.

Plans...

Jimmy Skiff

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

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.

Mill Creek 13

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

The Mill Creek 13 looks good, they're easy to build, and even though they are more stable than most kayaks, the Mill Creek 13 offer good speed and handling that you'll never get tired of.