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.

 

859 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Sportfish 570

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

The design of Sportfish 570 comes from a collaboration with a Senegalese society, with the aim of creating fishing vessels for inland waters of modern conception.

It’s a fast planning boat and stable. Its V bottom with a deadrise angle not...

Zimmer 21' Utility Launch

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A fuel-efficient, carvel planked, displacement launch designed to be powered by a 6 to 8-hp diesel.

Comfortable for 2 people cruising or 6-8 people day running.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative...

Dace - RYD-8.4

Designer: 
Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Dace - RYD-8.4 is a fat little yacht tender. Originally designed for carrying quite a load to and from a buddy’s 40′ yacht.

Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate/ Advanced

The Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid combines the best qualities of stitch-and-glue plywood kayaks with the beauty of a cedar strip deck to create a wonderful high volume tandem kayak

Pinocchio

Designer: 
Alex Bogdanov
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

“Pinocchio” was commissioned by my 7 year old son who wanted to learn paddling. He saw these kids paddling in small plastic kayaks which looked more like “bricks” or “barges” rather than boats. So he got intrigued but wanted something more “boat...

Kalostyn

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Kalostyn was designed as the subject matter of a book that I had planned to write called, How to design a boat using SketchUp 3D software.

I created a design that had lots of curves in order to demonstrate how to put these...

Sassafras 16

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Like many traditional canoes, the Sassafras 16 is symmetrical, bow and stern. This allows a solo paddler to sit facing backwards on the forward seat for better trim. An elegant lapstrake canoe for two

Albury Runabout

Designer: 
Albury Brothers / plans by Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Built by eye in the Bahamas for the last 40 years, Doug Hylan’s drawings allow for strip-planking or cold-molding.

Construction: Strip-planked over laminated frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded, plans included.

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Technè

Designer: 
Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

Techne is a pure double trapeze skiff, fast, exciting and for amateur boat building.

The project was born in the university for the contest “1001 Vela per l'università,” organized by Roma Tre with the intention of involving other...