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

Candlefish 13

Sam Devlin
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The candlefish is a versatile small fishing boat. Originally designed to be a cartoppable fishing skiff for high latitude rivers and lakes, she has also proven to be an excellent yacht tender.

With one person aboard, she draws about 4.5...

Shearwater 17

Eric Schade
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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


Paolo Lodigiani
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ONDINA is a kayak designed with little compromise and destined to those who wish to experience long excursions at sea, it is pleasant to row, stable and, above all, fast.

Half Model Plan NYMPH

Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Keel/centerboard cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1888 and first of his “Compromise 40-footers”.

The plans produce a model that is 25″ long.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...


John Welsford
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Some woodworking skills helpful

Classic daysailing yacht of glued plywood lapstrake construction suitable for first time builders. Choice of sloop, yawl or lugsail rigs, carries up to six and is suitable for coastal cruising.

20' Maid of Endor

John Atkin
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This 20′ cutter will prove challenging to build, but will reward your efforts with incomparable charm and grace.

Atkin specifies traditional plank-on-frame construction.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steamed frames.


25' Bassboat

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Safe, dry, fast, and seaworthy V-bottomed inboard powerboat designed for carvel planking.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip

Lofting is required.

Propulsion: 6 cylinder 350...