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

Garvey 33

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 

LOA: 33′ 1″
LBP: 32′10″
LWL: 26′ 8″
BEAM: 10′ 0″
DRAFT: 2′ 3½″/5′ 3½″
DISPLACEMENT: 9,000lbs (approx)
BALLAST: 2,000lbs lead under the settees.
1,000lbs additional lead for trim.
SAIL AREA: 388 sq. ft....


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking

High capacity yacht tender with sailing ability. Exceptional stability, suited to beginner boatbuilders

Texas Sled 18

Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience

The TX18 is an inverted vee boat, Hickman sled type designed for fishing the flats along the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere a shallow draft boat must go long distance in choppy seas.


Charles Wittholz
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A big, healthy, open skiff with sophisticated lines. Construction: Strip planking over sawn frames; double diagonal bottom. Alternative construction: Plywood lapstrake topsides. Lofting is required. Plans include 6 sheets

Volare Utility

Andrew Walters
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‘Volare’ comes in two versions. This is the utility version, the console version is available as a separate set of plans. They’re both 15′4″ long and 5′ wide.

Her length is that of two sheets of 8′ plywood and she’s built in two halves (...

Peeler Skiff

John C. Harris
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Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...


Doug Hylan
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Thank you for considering my plans for BOWLER, a “cruising” version of my TOP HAT launch. These boats are descended from Harry Bryan’s inspired Handy Billy design, which in turn can trace it’s origins back to William Hand's vee bottom designs...