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

Stickleback Canoe

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood. Alternative construction: Traditional planking, cold molded, strip plank, epoxy-fiberglass. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Sassafras 16

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

Like many traditional canoes, the Sassafras 16 is symmetrical, bow and stern. This allows a solo paddler to sit facing backwards on the forward seat for better trim. An elegant lapstrake canoe for two

VG-Open30

Designer: 
Geoff Van Gorkom
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to expert

The 30 footer has always been a popular and practical racer, particularly with amateur boat builders. To capitalize on this and bring more affordable boats into the market, Van Gorkom Yacht Design have entered the Open30 arena with an exciting...

Shearwater 14

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

Beach Pea

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

Seaworthy, stable, and easily rowed. Here is a pod that is a bit smaller than most, but she will still carry a big load and bring you through some lumpy water with confidence.

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...

SANPIERA

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

SANPIERA is a re-elaborated version of the Sanpierota, a traditional boat of the Venetian lagoon which shows many particular and interesting features.

THALAS 16'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The length of the American Whitehall of the 19th century was between 13′ and 23′. 16′ was the most typical length and the boats were built for 2 or 3 rowers. The classical boat has been re-elaborated to make the design of the boat coherent with...