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.

To refine your search, add quote marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you will get all the listings which include Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine, search “Nutshell Pram Kit” and you’ll see just Nutshell Pram Kit results.

 

696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Newport 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.

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
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.

No...

Optimist Dinghy Template Plans

Designer: 
Clark Mills
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner / Intermediate

If you are considering building a wood-epoxi Optimist dinghy, you will definitely need our Optimist Dinghy Template Plans.

The Optimist Dinghy Template Plans contain the descriptions, materials and dimensions of each and every part, all...

Malabar II

Designer: 
John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

An oceangoing auxiliary cruiser featuring stout but simple carvel construction.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.

15' RoG Micro-Cruiser

Designer: 
JF Bedard
Skill Level to Build: 
medium to advanced

An expedition micro that will accommodate 2 adults for a week-end or a single-hander for up to 5 days. Ability to take on some weather and deliver solid performance while doing so. For the crew: forgiving and predictable but fast & fun....

Spike Skiff 12' 3"

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Please note: this design was formerly known as Pike.

Construction - Glue-lap-plywood flat bottom.

Alternative construction - Traditional plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 3 sheets with instructions.

Sail...

Pinocchio

Designer: 
Alex Bogdanov
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

“Pinocchio” was commissioned by my 7 year old son who wanted to learn paddling. He saw these kids paddling in small plastic kayaks which looked more like “bricks” or “barges” rather than boats. So he got intrigued but wanted something more “boat...

Passagemaker Dinghy

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

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully