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

Night Heron

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

New York 32

Sparkman & Stephens

Design No. 125, the NY 32s have stood the test of time with two-thirds of the original fleet still sailing and remains competitive.


Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
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Hyak is a single kayak designed for multi-day excursions and recreational racing.

Goeller 12' Dinghy

Frederick Goeller
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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

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

PT Eleven nesting dinghy

Russell Brown
Skill Level to Build: 
attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT 11 is a very versatile boat. It rows, sails, and motors and it does all those things exceptionally well. It also nests for carrying on the deck of your sailboat or in the back of a vehicle. Designed with serious cruising in mind, our aim...

Deep V Inboard - Donzi Inspired

Classic Wooden Boat Plans
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Based on the Donzi Sweet 16, this little treasure boasts a generous deep V at the transom allowing for smoother running and bad weather handling. Available as an outboard and inboard it an easily tow-able boat that will bring you home and take...

Half Model Plan GLORIANA

N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1891. A revolutionary yacht, she featured a convex bow rather than the then-current long, hollow entrance. Overall length of the finished model is 36″.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical...