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.


835 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Chester Yawl

John C. Harris
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Traditional "Whitehall" elegance in a stitch-and-glue kit. For casual single and tandem rowing, we do not believe there is a better build-your-own-boat kit than the Chester Yawl.

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.


Chesapeake Double

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The success of the proven Chesapeake™ hull shape led quickly to demands for similar tandem and three-person designs. The Chesapeake Double™ and Triple™ are high-volume touring boats, with a 700lb payload that belies their surprising speed. Even...

Catboat Tom Cat

William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 

Tom Cat is a shoal draft catboat of plank-on-frame construction, but strip construction would do as well.

Lofting is required.

Sail area is 120 sq. ft.

Plan includes 9 sheets.

Thomson 11' Skiff

Asa Thomson
Skill Level to Build: 

Flat-bottomed rowing skiff elegant enough for a yacht tender.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

No lofting is required

Plans include 1 sheet.