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


Dave Kuperstein
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Athelas is a 17'-2" open water recreational rower for one or two based on a lines sketch by N. G. Herreshoff. Built from 6 and 9 mm glued lapstrake plywood, she weighs 81 pounds and can be cartopped

Raven Lady

Mike Camp
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Designed as a cat schooner; both sails have big round poles at their leading edges. Considering the performance potential of this hull, this rig is appropriate. The stayless rig is clean and will be cheap to build with solid fir poles. The plans...

Half Model Plan SCHEMER

Isaac P. Wilkins
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Late 19th-century skimming-dish sloop designed by Isaac P. Wilkins.

Said to have been the most intelligently designed of the extreme skimming-dishes, she had a wide, shoal hull fitted with a centerboard and a huge press of sail.


4.5m Bass Boat

Shayne Young
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This is a fast easy, light weight, modern bass boat. It is small by todays comercial standards but has all the modern features.

  • Big flat casting decks
  • Intergrated live bait tank
  • internal rod storage
  • removeble
  • ...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
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An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...


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October 8th, 1977, twenty-four “21 feet sailing boats” single handed left Penzance (United Kingdom) for Antigua with a stopover in Tenerife.

The smallest offshore racing boats were born and so was favourite race: the Mini Transat....

Olga 28

Mark Smaalders
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The Olga 28 was designed as a light, relatively fuel efficient cruising boat for the waters around Orcas Island, in the Salish Sea, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia meet. Strong currents are the norm, and while winds in...

Original Gloucester Rocker

Buckley Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

It’s hard to imagine you could make a nicer gift for your favorite munchkin. Created by Buckley Smith (author of Moonsailors) this animated rocking dory is oozing with personality. The big sweeping sheer, traditional transom with a sculling...