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

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
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.

No...

Catboat Tom Cat

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

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.

15' Prospector 'Ranger'

Designer: 
Steve Killing Yacht Design Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Prospector 'Ranger' 15 - a pocket-sized prospector.

The Prospector models built by the Chestnut Canoe Company were made in lengths from 12 to 18 ft. filling a need for a canoe with greater carrying capacity than the Pleasure and Cruiser...

Zipper

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Zipper is an 11 foot runabout based on designs of the 1950’s for Class ‘B’ stock utility racing boats by Hal Kelly and William Jackson.

This design differs from those of the period in that it is to be constructed in the 'Instant Boat'...

Holly Point Skiff

Designer: 
Al Picardi
Skill Level to Build: 
entry

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...

Moschino

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

We illustrate the spiritual and sociological reasons that led us to state in the MOSCHINO the ideal boat for many of us. Now let's see the characteristics of what we present: it is inspired by the traditional rowing boats I remembered from the...

Merry Wherry Two

Designer: 
Ron Mueller
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Designed For Capacity The Merry Two is the versatile Merry - row with a partner, take a friend as a passenger, or row by yourself - perfect for the larger rower. Or tour as Matt Kirchoff did with his son, on a one month trip exploring the outer...

Seaclipper 10

Designer: 
John Marples
Skill Level to Build: 
beginning

This 10′ long solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family.  The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dashboard, close at hand.  Performance is lively, with good...

Narrowboat Semi Trad

Designer: 
Nick Branson
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

Bow and stern of English traditional narrowboat. Cutting files to produce a kit of steel parts for assembly. The midsection is a parralel box that can vary between 20 and 40ft. The midsection is produced by folding steel plate then adding the...