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

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Designer: 
Rick Loheed
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...

Chesapeake 17

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

Peeler Skiff

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

NAIADE

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NAIADE is a little bit shorter than classical sea kayaks but it is perfectly suitable for pleasure trips in calm waters, under safe conditions, even for amateur paddlers.

Footloose

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Footloose combinines the traditional lines and salty looks of the classic flatty skiff, with the ease of building and seamless integrity of plywood construction for unclomplicated boating.

Half Model Plan MADGE

Designer: 
George L. Watson
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

British plank-on-edge cutter designed by George L. Watson in 1879.

The plans produce a model that is 23″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions and full-sized...

Auklet 7' 2"

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

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood. Alternative construction: Traditional plank, cold-molded and strip planked. No Lofting required. Sail Area : 30 sq. ft. Plan includes 6 sheets.