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.

 

830 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Mini Skeeter Iceboat

Designer: 
John Eisenlohr
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

The Mini Skeeter was made primarily as a fun leisure iceboat that I could use on smaller lakes. The goal I was aiming for is a small, comfortable, warm iceboat that looks elegant. The fuselage is about slightly more than10′ long. The beam is 82...

20' Yawl, SALLEE ROVER

Designer: 
Samuel S. Crocker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A handy clipper-bowed centerboard yawl, this boat is a heavily built, smart sailor with sparten accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting...

Catboat

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

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...

Eider

Designer: 
Sam Devlin
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Eider is a wonderful 17′ 3″ cabin sailboat. It is a great step up in size and function from the 15′ Nancy's China.

Her small cabin has good room to sleep two with a bit of extra space for gear to be stowed and not have to be moved...

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...

Passagemaker Dinghy

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

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully