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

16' 6" Resolute

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Developed in response to requests from heavier and wider paddlers who also wanted a shorter boat, this stable load carrier is excellent for the novice kayaker.

Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...

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...

Original Gloucester Rocker

Designer: 
Buckley Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

It’s hard to imagine you could make a nicer gift for your favorite munchkin. Created by Buckley Smith (author of Moonsailors) this animated rocking dory is oozing with personality. The big sweeping sheer, traditional transom with a sculling...

Skerrieskiff 17'

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued Lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets with instructions. Sail Area - 67 sq. ft.

4.5m Bass Boat

Designer: 
Shayne Young
Skill Level to Build: 
low-medium

This is a fast easy, light weight, modern bass boat. It is small by todays comercial standards but has all the modern features.

  • Big flat casting decks
  • Intergrated live bait tank
  • internal rod storage
  • removeble
  • ...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...