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

16' Gentleman's Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Please note:...

West River 18

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

The West River 18™ has built a huge following thanks to its speed, comfortable cockpit, and lithe good looks.

9' 6" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits have been cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is...

Duo

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Duo is a simple to build 3m (10ft) hard chine rowing and sailing dinghy that can be built from just two sheets of 4mm (3/16in) plywood. It is also available as a nesting dinghy, so it can be stored on a cabin roof or even in the back of a...

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...

Shearwater 17

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

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

Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Designed by Joel White, the original boat was built plank-on-frame by Jimmy Steele (of Peapod fame), but no plans were ever drawn-until now.

Tom Hill and Eric Dow have taken lines off the original boat and Tom built the prototype and has...

Sampan 36 Houseboat

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Low

The SAMPAN 36 HOUSEBOAT is a simple, pragmatic floating home suitable for a couple with a child. It is self-contained and intended for use in a marina or at anchor. It may employ an outboard motor, or simply be towed to a semi-permanent mooring...