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.


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NEW - COASTER Trawler Yachts & Work boats Here are the first of a new range of Coastal Trawlers that can customized to suit your desires and particular requirements. All will be excellent sea boat

Holly Point Skiff

Al Picardi
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FREE plans — Holly Point Skiff, aka Holly Point Open Fisherman.

It’s time we got back to the fuel efficient hull forms, and here’s one that will give the thrill of planing speeds, with the economy of a skiff. It is a large, lightweight...

Half Model Plan MINERVA

William Fife, Jr.
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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...

Newport Runabout

Nelson Zimmer
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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.

Goeller 12' Dinghy

Frederick Goeller
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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

Chesapeake 16

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

Martha's Tender

Joel White
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An easy-towing, easy-rowing tender featuring simple plywood construction and good capacity.

Construction: Plywood

No lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets.

Williams 24' Gaff Yawl

Fenwick C. Williams
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A simple, spacious, singlehanded cruiser designed for carvel construction. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 7 sheets