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.

 

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20' Spalding Utility Launch

Designer: 
Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

ROBERTS 281

Designer: 
BRUCE ROBERTS-GOODSON
Skill Level to Build: 
AVERAGE SKILLS

ROBERTS 281 Canoe Stern - Fiberglass

For those of you that are looking for the sea going qualities of a canoe stern then this is the design for you.

Narrowboat Semi Trad

Designer: 
Nick Branson
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

Bow and stern of English traditional narrowboat. Cutting files to produce a kit of steel parts for assembly. The midsection is a parralel box that can vary between 20 and 40ft. The midsection is produced by folding steel plate then adding the...

Zipper

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Zipper is an 11 foot runabout based on designs of the 1950’s for Class ‘B’ stock utility racing boats by Hal Kelly and William Jackson.

This design differs from those of the period in that it is to be constructed in the 'Instant Boat'...

Half Model Plan SHADOW

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

Compromise sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1871. The plans produce a model that is 19″ long. When you purchase the set of plans, you also receive instructions on building by the "lift" method, as well as a bit of historical information on...

THALAS 16'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The length of the American Whitehall of the 19th century was between 13′ and 23′. 16′ was the most typical length and the boats were built for 2 or 3 rowers. The classical boat has been re-elaborated to make the design of the boat coherent with...

Macomber 15

Designer: 
Scott Gifford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginer to intermediate

The Macomber 15 is a traditionally built flat bottom Westport River Skiff. LOA: 15'2" Beam: 5'11" Draft: 6" Max Hp: 25 (15Hp.recomended)

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...