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

The Open Boat

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...


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October 8th, 1977, twenty-four “21 feet sailing boats” single handed left Penzance (United Kingdom) for Antigua with a stopover in Tenerife.

The smallest offshore racing boats were born and so was favourite race: the Mini Transat....

Thomson 11' Skiff

Asa Thomson
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Flat-bottomed rowing skiff elegant enough for a yacht tender.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

No lofting is required

Plans include 1 sheet.

Malabar II

John Alden
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An oceangoing auxiliary cruiser featuring stout but simple carvel construction.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.

13' 4" Melonseed skiff

Marc Barto
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Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam-bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...

23' Double Ended Sloop

Joel White
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Speed, good looks, and comfortable seating were the designer's main criteria for this double-ended centerboard daysailer.

Construction: Cold-molded over strip-planked inner skin.

Alternative construction: Strip, carvel planked...

Shearwater Sectional Sport

Eric Schade
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Developed by Chesapeake Light Craft, LLC, with designer Eric Schade, the 14′6″ Shearwater Sectional is a performance-oriented kayak that successfully bridges the gap between high performance, comfort, and stability. Spin loose five bolts at the...

Pulsar 26

Erik Lerouge
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A trimaran is an interesting answer to the complex problems of a trailerable coastal cruiser-racer with comfortable accommodation and sparkling performance.

Pulsar 26 is a proven design which has cruised in family all around EUROPA....

Yankee Tender

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Capacious, seaworthy, flat-bottomed skiff weighing less than 150 lbs. Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.