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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699 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

13' 7" MACGREGOR Canoe

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Beamier, but no less elegant than the Wee Rob, this more stable double-paddle canoe can carry sail better.

Any of the three lengths (13′ 6″, 15′ 8″, or 17′ 3″) can be built using the same plans.

You’ll notice the different stem...

NEW! Ronan Kayak Kit

Designer: 
John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/None

The New Ronan is a direct inspiration from our recently released Selkie design. When we came out with the Selkie we knew her sweeping lines would draw admiring stares, and we predicted petite paddlers would love that they finally had a boat...

Coho

Designer: 
John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner- No Prior Woodworking Experience Required

The Coho is one of our best sellers for both day paddles and as a touring kayak. She has drawn high praise from a 5'2" woman and a 6'2" man alike, and is suited for both novice and advanced paddlers.

SANPIERA

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

SANPIERA is a re-elaborated version of the Sanpierota, a traditional boat of the Venetian lagoon which shows many particular and interesting features.

28' Canoe Yawl, Rozinante

Designer: 
L.F. Herreshoff / Modifications by Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This hypnotically striking canoe yawl ranks among the most admired designs of our time.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steam-bent frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 9...

K-39

Designer: 
Paul R. Kotzebue, PE
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

K-39 designed by Paul R. Kotzebue, PE. Light displacement plywood sloop with attractive double ended hull form and fractional sloop rig. Performance, style, and ease of construction.

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.