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


Alex Bogdanov
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“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...

The Open Boat

Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...


Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This cozy pocket cruiser combines simple sheet-plywood construction with more than a touch of elegance.

Her board-up draft of 1′6″ lets you explore secluded coves and is easy to haul with a trailer.

Construction: Plywood planking...

25' Bassboat

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Safe, dry, fast, and seaworthy V-bottomed inboard powerboat designed for carvel planking.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip

Lofting is required.

Propulsion: 6 cylinder 350...

Chesapeake 14

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.


John Welsford
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Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and desired level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

Mollyhawk is the longer, and I think - more useful and competent - version of an earlier boat...