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 WOOD hull material. And if you’re in the market for a boat to build, this is a fine place to start.

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701 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

Eastport Pram

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

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.

Half Model Plan MINERVA

Designer: 
William Fife, Jr.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by William Fife Jr., in 1888.

The plans produce a model that is 28″ in length.

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

Sirene du Saloum

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

We have been totally inspired by the traditional, beautiful and extraordinarily functional Senegalese pirogues for the design of the hulls of the SIRENE DU SALOUM. The building technique is the stitch and glue, it's new to Senegal where the...

DragonFlyer 3.2 kit

Designer: 
John Brooks
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to intermediate

DragonFlyer 3.2 is a great boat for all ages to build. We built the first boat, Zip, with our four kids, then aged seven to twelve and they all had a great time and learned along the way. The kit includes precision-cut, high-quality marine...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No...

Simon Watts International 14

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Expert

The time of England’s racing dinghies was dominated by Uffa Fox’s boat the “Alarm”. Simon's take on the expert design is a tribute to an age of lightning-quick wooden racing boats.

An International 14 is like no other boat I’ve ever...

Murphy - RYD-16.2

Designer: 
Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
handy novice

RYD-16.2 is a wholesome dayboat that can be rigged as a free standing cat or sloop. Large, roomy cockpit, taped seam construction, centerboard and kick-up rudder.

Shellback Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease. The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with...