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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701 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Baby Tender

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate/Beginner

The cradle boat Baby Tender is an adaptation of the classic yacht tender carried aboard many of the finest yachts during the time when wooden boatbuilding was truly an art. The boat has a length of 45 in. and a beam of 22 in. Construction is...

Peeler Skiff

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

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

Eider

Designer: 
Sam Devlin
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Eider is a wonderful 17′ 3″ cabin sailboat. It is a great step up in size and function from the 15′ Nancy's China.

Her small cabin has good room to sleep two with a bit of extra space for gear to be stowed and not have to be moved...

NAVCAT CANAL

Designer: 
Naviculus
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

A series of Catamaran Houseboats/canal boats has been designed with electric propulsion.

The boats have been designed to meet dimensional restrictions of the french canal waterways, however the design can be easily adapted to other inland...

Willow Sea Kayak

Designer: 
Bill Thomas
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner/intermediate

The Willow is ideal for day paddles, but has the volume and solid performance required of a true expedition kayak. Featured in a how to build article in WB #195-197, taught at the WoodenBoat School.

Shearwater 16

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

22'6 Kingfisher Shell

Designer: 
Graeme King
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

V-bottomed single shell with sliding seat, outriggers and light plywood construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead-type frames.

No lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

BLITZ 420

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

The Blitz420 sportive dinghy. The sleek lines and narrow hull makes it fast and fun, especially with weak and medium winds. The boat offers a great stability using the two outer wings, both as a springboard for the balance of the boat in...

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Designer: 
Rick Loheed
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...

Insider

Designer: 
Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Design Background

Insider is the product of my third collaborative venture with Frank Smoot, the designer and builder of some of the best small sailing trimarans around (www.diy-tris.com/). We both...