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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696 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...

12' Marisol

Designer: 
Gifford Jackson
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Open daysailer featuring plywood construction.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood over sawn frames

No lofting is required

Rig: Sliding Gunter

Plans include 35 sheets

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Designer: 
Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

KIS 4.0

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

We designed KIS dinghies in order to meet a very practical need of amateur boatbuilders. Since they often find themselves in trouble in building masts, sails and rig of their boats and are likely to spend in these items much more than what they...

Pemaquid Friendship Sloop

Designer: 
Drawings by Jay Hanna, original drawings by H.I. Chapelle
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Round-bottomed, outside-ballasted cruiser with accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Please...

Ben Garveys

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

BEN GARVEYS - Ben 15' 9", Big Ben 19' Fine boatyard skiffs or small harbor ferries. A pair of boats that will feel right at home on the working waterfront.

15' 9" Huron Cruiser

Designer: 
Bear Mountain Boats
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

The lines for this canoe were taken from an original 'Huron' built in cedar/canvas by the Peterborough Canoe Company. It was a second grade model in a series of Cruiser canoes that measured from 16′ x 33″ to 18′ x 37″.  “They have good carrying...