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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700 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

microBootlegger Sport

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

I originally designed this kayak for a customer with a lake house in Wisconsin. He is a fit, athletic guy with almost no experience in a kayak. He wanted something he felt comfortable in, yet which would move along nicely. He really liked the...

Fantail Launch, by Bolger

Designer: 
Philip C. Bolger
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required....

20' 3" Sloop LITTLE GULL

Designer: 
Winthrop Warner
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Round-bottomed pocket cruiser with room for an inboard auxiliary and accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required.

Plans...

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

Night Heron

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

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

SIRENETTA

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

SIRENETTA is a mini kayak conceived for young people, but it may be used also by adults. The flat bottom and the reasonably large beam make it safe and suitable for beginner canoeists.

Alden 18' O Boat

Designer: 
John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A safe, versatile round-bottomed daysailer with generous freeboard and deep cockpit.

Construction Method: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required

Plans...