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

12' Catspaw Dinghy

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

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...

Garvey 33

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 

LOA: 33′ 1″
LBP: 32′10″
LWL: 26′ 8″
BEAM: 10′ 0″
DRAFT: 2′ 3½″/5′ 3½″
DISPLACEMENT: 9,000lbs (approx)
BALLAST: 2,000lbs lead under the settees.
1,000lbs additional lead for trim.
SAIL AREA: 388 sq. ft....

Jimmy Skiff

Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.

15' 0" Hiawatha

Ted Moores
Skill Level to Build: 

The Hiawatha is a general purpose recreational canoe of light displacement, designed in the tradition of contemporary American cruisers. A good solo canoe, it is also very fast and responsive.

Floom, RYD-29.6

Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
Experienced because of size

Floom (RYD-29.6) is one in a series of river/houseboat designs. This version is available in two widths, 7' and 9'. The V bottom hull propels very easily, doesn't slap and is quite stable.

Walliser Vlet 625

Lageweg Jachtontwerp
Skill Level to Build: 

The design of the Walliser Vlet can be found from Norway to the Gulf of Biscay. We are delivering the boat as a kit or complete (CE) including a 14 PS Nanni diesel and hydraulic steering.

20' Spalding Utility Launch

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...

Catboat Tom Cat

William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 

Tom Cat is a shoal draft catboat of plank-on-frame construction, but strip construction would do as well.

Lofting is required.

Sail area is 120 sq. ft.

Plan includes 9 sheets.