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

Pulling Boat, LIZ

Ken Bassett
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Elegant, high-performance, sliding-seat pulling boat designed to mitigate the speed-robbing pitching associated with some sliding-seat craft.
Construction: Lapstrake planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded,...

Shine Skiff 17

Ignacio Lopez
Skill Level to Build: 
only minimal experience

Concept: The SS17 is a general purpose, light weight skiff. Layout and building options include but limited: open skiff with tiller outboard (shown in plans), small center console, or side console. The Shine Skiff 17 can be built with wood core...

16' Melonseed Skiff

Marc Barto
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Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

My client wanted to circumnavigate, Cape Horn and all!  He wished to build the boat himself and had limited skills in boatbuilding, limits on his budget, and a space about the size of a double garage. Sundowner was the boat I drew for him, as...

Malabar II

John Alden
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An oceangoing auxiliary cruiser featuring stout but simple carvel construction.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.


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A small river ferry has been designed to transfer up to 60 passengers.

The design is a catamaran of marine plywood construction using fibreglass/epoxy to connect the seems.

The design is using the torqeedo electric motor concept...

Chesapeake Sport Tandem

Chesapeake Light Craft
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This very narrow, very fast double is perfect for athletic couples who want to really cover the miles, whether it's for excercise, super-fast touring, or winning races.