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.

 

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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.

25' 9" Lubec Boat

Designer: 
Brewer, Wallstrom and Assoc.
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A double-ended boat legendary for its sea keeping abilities. These plans provide very complete drawings covering everything from backbone to masthead. Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames. Alternative construction: Carvel or cold-...

Sassafras 16

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

Like many traditional canoes, the Sassafras 16 is symmetrical, bow and stern. This allows a solo paddler to sit facing backwards on the forward seat for better trim. An elegant lapstrake canoe for two

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Designer: 
Rick Loheed
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...

16' 0" Prospector

Designer: 
Ted Moores
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry.

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...

14' 10" Outboard SPRITE

Designer: 
Atkin & Co.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An outboard skiff with a wide bottom and moderate rocker that contribute to stability and the ability to carry weight back aft.
Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative construction: Plywood or glued-lapstrake...