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.

 

834 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

PT Skiff

Designer: 
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...

12' 10" Pooduck Skiff

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This dinghy could be considered a big little boat.

She has a lot of excellent qualities: excellent rowing and sailing ability, easy construction, and mannerly towing habits.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative...

Peeler Skiff

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

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

18' 6" Garden's Eel

Designer: 
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.

Plans...

Fisherman 23

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
expert

The design of the Fisherman 23′ came from the request of a customer to build a sport fishing boat, fast, trailerable and also comfortable for family trips.
It’s a boat of modern design that is inspired by the American fisherman, with forms...

Chesapeake 17

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

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

Sea Kayak SEGUIN

Designer: 
Rob Bryan
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Fast and slim, Seguin’s 21 1/2″ beam will challenge and reward experienced paddlers.

Built of 4mm plywood, this hard-chined, stitch-and-glue sea kayak includes a retractable skeg that will provide balance and control.

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18' Catboat

Designer: 
Fenwick Williams
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn & steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 11 sheets.

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...