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

Noank Pulling Boat

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The Noank Pulling Boat is an 18′ x 36″ [5.5m x 91cm] sliding seat rowing boat suitable for open water travel. It has two large floatation chambers that can store a massive amount of gear if you should wish to go for an expedition.

This...

18' 8" Mackinaw

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required

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Palm Beach Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Sea Kayak SEGUIN

Designer: 
Rob Bryan
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Fast and slim, Seguin’s 21 1/2″ beam will challenge and reward experienced paddlers.

Built of 4mm plywood, this hard-chined, stitch-and-glue sea kayak includes a retractable skeg that will provide balance and control.

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18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

Miscellaneous

Designer: 
Hacker, Riva, Switzer, Donzi
Skill Level to Build: 
Novice to advanced

A growing collection of Gentlemans Racers, inboards, outboards from designers such as Hacker, Zimmer, Switzer and Riva. Plans are in Adobe reader format able to be printed at any large print shop.

K-5m

Designer: 
Paul Kotzebue
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

28 ft full displacement sailboat. Strip planked double ender patterned after the design's of Nick Potter and L. Francis Herreshoff of the 1920's and 1930's.