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


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

Small blue water cruiser with Junk rig, inside steering station, and accommodation for up to four persons. Suitable for home boatbuilders, all wood construction, lead ballast cast in small pigs.


Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled amateur

An 18' daysailer/beach cruiser available in multiple configurations: gaff sloop or balanced-lug yawl rig; traditional plank-on-frame, glued lapstrake, or cold-molded construction; keel or centerboard

Palm Beach Runabout

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 

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.

Night Heron

Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 

An Inuit inspired strip planked sea kayak. Fast, efficient and responsive. A graceful design that paddles beautifully


Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 

ZEN is a very simple 10 Foot boat ( particularly narrow and therefore unstable. It is not the right boat for a beginner but, in the hands of a good helmsman, it may be fast.