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.

To refine your search, add quote marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you will get all the listings which include Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine, search “Nutshell Pram Kit” and you’ll see just Nutshell Pram Kit results.

 

699 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

FireBug

Designer: 
John Spencer/Peter Tait
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/any level

The FireBug is a small sailboat or yacht that you can amateur build at home, sailing club or school, then learn to sail. It's easy to sail and will be the fastest boat on the bay. Low cost too!

Shellback Rowing 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 extremely 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...

Adirondack Guide Boat

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The Adirondack Guide Boat is known to be a fast and easy rowing boat. While it tends to be tippy, this is a result of what makes it fast, its narrow waterline. The distinct flare gives it strong secondary stability. It was originally developed in...

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...

Night Heron

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

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

SPRITZ

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

SPRITZ, an essential and simple boat, has been studied and designed to be the ideal boat for novices in boatbuilding or in sailing.

16' Melonseed Skiff

Designer: 
Marc Barto
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

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...