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

Seaclipper 10

John Marples
Skill Level to Build: 

This 10′ long solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family.  The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dashboard, close at hand.  Performance is lively, with good...

18' 6" Redwing

Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 

Redwing- a gentle, shoal-draft, low-powered
(5 to 10-hp), sheet-plywood outboard cruiser - can live on her trailer.

Whenever you wish, she'll be ready to go exploring.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames, OR...


Dudley Dix and Cristian Pilo
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

A sparkling 20 foot trailerable club racer; generous sailplan with a heavy roached full-battened mainsail, an easily manageable jib, an on-deck bowsprit with a fractional or masthead gennaker; IDEA 19 has a very good pace upwind and amazing...

PIXIE, Beach Catamaran

Richard & Lilian Woods
Skill Level to Build: 

A fast daysailer of stitch-and-glue plywood construction. Dismantles for cartopping. Deep V-hulls, no centerboard. Construction: Stitch-and-glue plywood over bulkhead frames. No lofting required. Plans include 3 sheets.

13' 9" Willy Winship

John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Flat-bottomed sailing skiff. Plans options include cross-planked or plywood bottom.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative constuction: Plywood, glued lapstrake plywood

Lofting is required


18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

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.

27' 6" Sloop, Controversy

Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This design has a built-down keel to provide a deeper bilge, a centerboard housed entirely within the ballast keel, and a straight sheer.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkhead / frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include...