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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Shine Skiff 17

Ignacio Lopez
Skill Level to Build: 
only minimal experience

Concept: The SS17 is a general purpose, light weight skiff. Layout and building options include but limited: open skiff with tiller outboard (shown in plans), small center console, or side console. The Shine Skiff 17 can be built with wood core...

Alden 18' O Boat

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A safe, versatile round-bottomed daysailer with generous freeboard and deep cockpit.

Construction Method: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required


Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

Shearwater 17

Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Very simple

Simple sheet plywood sports rowing boat, stitch and tape construction. As easy to build as it gets!


Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 

TRILLO is a fast but non-extreme trimaran that we designed with the aim of making it as simple as possible for amateur boatbuilders.