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

DragonFlyer 3.2 kit

John Brooks
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to intermediate

DragonFlyer 3.2 is a great boat for all ages to build. We built the first boat, Zip, with our four kids, then aged seven to twelve and they all had a great time and learned along the way. The kit includes precision-cut, high-quality marine...


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ATLANTIC 50 - Sport fisherman KIT or Plans & Cutting Files Steel or Aluminum versions - Speeds to 30 Knots

The Atlantic 50 / 20 M features accomodation for 6 in 3 separate cabins.

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...

Pulsar 26

Erik Lerouge
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A trimaran is an interesting answer to the complex problems of a trailerable coastal cruiser-racer with comfortable accommodation and sparkling performance.

Pulsar 26 is a proven design which has cruised in family all around EUROPA....

Lumber Yard Skiffs

Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.


12' Catspaw Dinghy

Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
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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...