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


Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This cozy pocket cruiser combines simple sheet-plywood construction with more than a touch of elegance.

Her board-up draft of 1′6″ lets you explore secluded coves and is easy to haul with a trailer.

Construction: Plywood planking...

16' Gentleman's Runabout

Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
Skill Level to Build: 

A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Please note:...

Half Model Plan MADGE

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...

Goeller 12' Dinghy

Frederick Goeller
Skill Level to Build: 

Round-bottomed, transom stern, centerboard, 2-4 daysailing.

Contruction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative contruction: Lapstrake, strip or cold-molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets

Half Model Plan Hattie

Documented by Martin C. Erismann
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A working Friendship Sloop, or Maine sloop-boat, documented by Martin C. Erismann at the turn of the century. The plans produce a model that is 15″ long.

You’ll receive 2 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...


Skill Level to Build: 

The Multi 5 is a multihull with a simple construction and good performance. The construction is extremely simplified by the drift absence. The good hulls volume allows to spend pleasant days and moving along the coasts with other friends, having...

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,...

Eastport Pram

John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 

It rows, it tows and it sails; it's a convenient 7' 9" long and easy on the eyes; and it's a wonderful kit to build, taking a novice only 40-50 hours to assemble plus a little more for finishing.

Strike 18 sailing trimaran

Woods Designs

The 18ft STRIKE is a sailing trimaran design that uses a 16ft beach cat as the outriggers/amas and rig. The main hull is plywood and has a dory shape that is extremely easy to build. The cabin top is removable to convert a fast day sailing boat...