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

Half Model Plan WAVE

Cornelius Gorman
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Wide, shallow racing sloop designed by Cornelius Gorman in 1878. The plans produce a model that is 21″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions for half-hull building,using...

PT Skiff

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...

Northeaster Dory

John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 

The Northeaster Dory is small enough to be rowed singly, but big enough for tandem rowing with two adults. Even four adults have comfortable seating. Performance rowers may add a sliding seat.

Petrel Play

Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 

Paddlers are demanding versatility AND performance from their sea kayaks these days. Little by little, designers like Nick Schade are squeezing huge performance out of compact dimensions.

The Petrel Play is just 14 feet long, a length...

Babson 14

Tom Hill and Jon Wilson
Skill Level to Build: 

Build the Babson 14 from scratch! Plans include three variations on the hull: sheet ply (like our kits), glue-lap-ply, power, suitable for up to a 2 horsepower outboard.

Plans contain 16 sheets of drawings, full-sized mold patterns so no...

Sea Bright 38

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Parker Marine Enterprises—Sea Bright 38
Length Over All: 37′ 11”
Beam: 10′ 6″
Draft: 2′ 4″
Displacement: 9,500 lbs, half-laden (approximate)
Power: Yanmar 4JH4HTE (110 hp int/99 hp cont)
Water: 200 gallons


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

Small blue water cruiser with Junk rig, inside steering station, and accommodation for up to four persons. Suitable for home boatbuilders, all wood construction, lead ballast cast in small pigs.