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

Coquina

Designer: 
N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled amateur

Under license from the MIT's Hart Nautical Collections, Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray have collaborated to produce a highly detailed builder's package for this N. G. Herreshoff classic daysailer.

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Designer: 
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...

Pathfinder

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

Some of John’s description follows --

“There has been a lot of enquiry for a “bigger...

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Designer: 
Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

MIA

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

MIA is a 12 foot runabout, Her design is inspired by William Jackson's 1955 design for the 'Ace' which was produced by the Sande Boat Works between 1956 and 1962 (www.sandeace.com).

This design differs from those of the period in that it...

ATHELAS

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Athelas is a 17'-2" open water recreational rower for one or two based on a lines sketch by N. G. Herreshoff. Built from 6 and 9 mm glued lapstrake plywood, she weighs 81 pounds and can be cartopped

BLUEMOTION 550

Designer: 
Keith Callaghan
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

BlueMotion is a new 5.5m dayboat (or large dinghy) design for 2013. The design is a direct derivative of my Hazardous Zero-9 Merlin Rocket design, and has sufficient horsepower to provide a superb sailing experience, but with the reassurance...

18' 8" Mackinaw

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required

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SPHERA 980

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

SPHERA is a simple cruising boat, studied for the maximum ease of construction in relation to its size.