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

18' 6" Garden's Eel

William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.


Albury Runabout

Albury Brothers / plans by Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Built by eye in the Bahamas for the last 40 years, Doug Hylan’s drawings allow for strip-planking or cold-molding.

Construction: Strip-planked over laminated frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded, plans included.


PT Skiff

Bieker Boats/ Eric Jolley
Skill Level to Build: 
attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT skiff is a very fuel efficient center console runabout that is good looking, has good handling, can carry a load, and is incredibly quick with only 20 horsepower. The hull shape of the PT skiff was studied with the most advanced design...

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...

Workstar Explorer

Rob Humphreys Yacht Design/Working Boats
Skill Level to Build: 

This is a refreshing new approach to kit boats. This is modern wooden boatbuilding. An update of the traditional garvey, the Workstar Explorer is handsome, fast, seaworthy and safe. Prefix System® kit boats are a very affordable way to get...

25' Keel/Centerboard Sloop

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 

A fast and able auxiliary cruiser with wheel steering and accommodations for three.

Construction: Carvel Planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5...

Sharpie 24 Hampton Flattie

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Low to Moderate

24′ Chesapeake Bay Hampton Flattie

L.O.A.: 24′ 2″
L.W.L.: 22′ 8″
Beam: 7′ 9″
Draft: 2′ ½″/3′ 9″
Sail Area: 263 sq ft
Weight: 2,500# (approx)

Proportionately, this is the largest sharpie type known, and...

28' Camden Class

B.B. Crowninshield
Skill Level to Build: 

28′ LOA carvel-planked daysailer with small cuddy. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 4 sheets.


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 

A small and very simple tender to fit inside a station wagon or on a roofrack, this little plywood dink will suit some one wanting a tender for their small yacht or motorboat.