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

24' Sloop, Amphibi-ette

Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This is a centerboard cruising boat for couples and small families. Lightweight and strong, it can be easily hauled with a trailer. Construction: Plywood topsides over bulkheads and stringers; strip planked bottom Lofting is required. Plans...

Lumber Yard Skiffs

Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...

13' Sailing Peapod

Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A most elegant lapstrake, plywood peapod for oar and sail.

Full-sized mold patterns are included.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No lofting is required.


Design 077

George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Well organized beginner

The baby of our pocket cruiser range, Design 077 is a remarkably robust and sea-kindly small cruising sail boat. Available as a gaff yawl or gunter rig cutter.

She is very straightforward to build on five ring frames and a backbone,...

Workstar Explorer

Rob Humphreys Yacht Design/Working Boats
Skill Level to Build: 

This is a refreshing new approach to kit boats. This is modern wooden boatbuilding. An update of the traditional garvey, the Workstar Explorer is handsome, fast, seaworthy and safe. Prefix System® kit boats are a very affordable way to get...

KIS 4.7

Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 

We designed KIS dinghies in order to meet a very practical need of amateur boatbuilders. Since they often find themselves in trouble in building masts, sails and rig of their boats and are likely to spend in these items much more than what they...

Chesapeake 14

Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.