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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699 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Catboat Tom Cat

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Tom Cat is a shoal draft catboat of plank-on-frame construction, but strip construction would do as well.

Lofting is required.

Sail area is 120 sq. ft.

Plan includes 9 sheets.

Day - Mower 25' Sea Bird Yawl

Designer: 
T.F. Day and C.D. Mower
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Oceangoing carvel-planked cruiser with a choice of centerboard or ballast keel configurations.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 7 sheets...

18' Single Shell FIREFLY

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An entry-level sliding-seat pulling boat. Provides rewarding speed in an easily built hull with enough stability to keep a beginner out of trouble. Construction: Plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Marsh Hen

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

MARSH HEN offers seaworthy and seakindly performance, good speeds with modest horsepower, and handsome looks. Her plywood construction is more accessible to amateur builders.

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...

15' 9" Huron Cruiser

Designer: 
Bear Mountain Boats
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

The lines for this canoe were taken from an original 'Huron' built in cedar/canvas by the Peterborough Canoe Company. It was a second grade model in a series of Cruiser canoes that measured from 16′ x 33″ to 18′ x 37″.  “They have good carrying...

Pilot Schooner 28

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Swansea Pilot Schooner, flush-decked cruiser, based on the earliest type (late 18th/early 19th century). This vessel is intended for open ocean cruising.

Palm Beach Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.