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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Design No. 165

Designer: 
George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Some experience preferable – CNC version needs less experience than laminated version

A development from our very successful and popular Design No. 119 (17′6″ Pocket Cruiser) – a 19′4″ Pocket Cruiser in two basic versions:

Saloon version: good sitting headroom.

Doghouse version: decent standing headroom in the...

Deben 4¾-Tonner

Designer: 
George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to advanced – not really suitable for first time builders

Our Deben Class designs are inspired by the original Deben 4-tonner, which my father commissioned from W. M. Blake in 1936 and the Deben 6-tonner, designed by my father in 1950. At least 35 of the 4-tonners and 3 of the 6-tonners were built...

Shearwater 17

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

West River 18

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The West River 18™ has built a huge following thanks to its speed, comfortable cockpit, and lithe good looks.

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...

15' 9" Huron Cruiser

Designer: 
Bear Mountain Boats
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

The lines for this canoe were taken from an original 'Huron' built in cedar/canvas by the Peterborough Canoe Company. It was a second grade model in a series of Cruiser canoes that measured from 16′ x 33″ to 18′ x 37″.  “They have good carrying...

Shellback Sailing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with the...