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

Goeller 12' Dinghy

Designer: 
Frederick Goeller
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Round-bottomed, transom stern, centerboard, 2-4 daysailing.

Contruction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative contruction: Lapstrake, strip or cold-molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets

15' 3" / 16' 2" Freedom Solo

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Freedom 15′3″ or 16′2″ — modern efficient pleasure canoe. The Freedom Solo is the result of a unique project initiated in the spring of 2006. Steve Killing had been considering a new solo tripping canoe design and, coincidentally, discussions on...

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...

Fisherman 23

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
expert

The design of the Fisherman 23′ came from the request of a customer to build a sport fishing boat, fast, trailerable and also comfortable for family trips.
It’s a boat of modern design that is inspired by the American fisherman, with forms...

Jimmy Skiff

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.

14' 10" Outboard SPRITE

Designer: 
Atkin & Co.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An outboard skiff with a wide bottom and moderate rocker that contribute to stability and the ability to carry weight back aft.
Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative construction: Plywood or glued-lapstrake...

25' 9" Lubec Boat

Designer: 
Brewer, Wallstrom and Assoc.
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A double-ended boat legendary for its sea keeping abilities. These plans provide very complete drawings covering everything from backbone to masthead. Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames. Alternative construction: Carvel or cold-...

Norwegian Sailing Pram

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate, great for teaching kids

Simon found an older version of this boat back in the eighties and realized that its thousand-year-old design could be copied and preserved without too much difficulty. He measured it out in ’89 and Bill Nielsen lofted it and drew up the plans in...

START 80

Designer: 
ACDesign
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

This boat, with a LOA of 8 mt,develops an internal volume such as to allow 6 crew members a sailing cruise.

The hull lines and deck lines are to corner for simplicity of construction, and are harmonized with the hull volume. The interior...