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

JAM 8

Designer: 
Edward Sutt
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

The JAM 8 is a true personal watercraft. While only 7 foot 4 inches long, it can carry up to 200 pounds. The JAM 8 is perfect for exploring flat water rivers, ponds and marshes.

Sassafras 12

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

An ultralight solo pack canoe weighing in at 26 lbs. Carry the boat in one hand, your paddle in the other.

Beach Pea

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

Seaworthy, stable, and easily rowed. Here is a pod that is a bit smaller than most, but she will still carry a big load and bring you through some lumpy water with confidence.

Peace Canoe

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

A great family boatbuilding project! Build it in a weekend from a kit, or build it from plans using local materials.

21' Pretty Marsh Runabout

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

21′ 2″ Inboard/outboard runabout, built of marine plywood.

Several design options include center console, outboard as well as inboard/outboard.

And, configurations also include different heights for the windshield.

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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...

Echo Bay Dory Skiff

Designer: 
Clint Chase / Chase Small Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Fun / Lightweight / Simple & Classic

Specifications:

  • LOA 11′ 7″
  • LWL 8′ 6″
  • Beam 48 3/4″
  • Draft (board up/down) 5″/27″
  • Depth amidships 14 1/2″
  • Sail Area 50 (lug) 45 sf (sprit)
  • ...

Fafnir

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic Woodworking skills

Miniature voyaging and cruising yacht for amateur boatbuilders, can carry two, capable of short blue water voyages.

12' 10" Pooduck Skiff

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

This dinghy could be considered a big little boat.

She has a lot of excellent qualities: excellent rowing and sailing ability, easy construction, and mannerly towing habits.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

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Li'l Longship

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

We are proud to introduce Li’l Longship, the latest addition to our extensive cradle boat fleet. Designed in the spirit of the classic Viking Longship, her sweeping lines and imposing figureheads embody the spirit of adventure and exploration...