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

Alden 21' Double-Ender

John Alden
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A trim, rugged, carvel-planked cruiser with simple accommodations for two and a choice of gaff or marconi rig.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip Lofting is required...

Peeler Skiff

John C. Harris
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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...

PT Eleven nesting dinghy

Russell Brown
Skill Level to Build: 
attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT 11 is a very versatile boat. It rows, sails, and motors and it does all those things exceptionally well. It also nests for carrying on the deck of your sailboat or in the back of a vehicle. Designed with serious cruising in mind, our aim...

Half Model Plan SCHEMER

Isaac P. Wilkins
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Late 19th-century skimming-dish sloop designed by Isaac P. Wilkins.

Said to have been the most intelligently designed of the extreme skimming-dishes, she had a wide, shoal hull fitted with a centerboard and a huge press of sail.



Peterson Associates Inc.
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26′ Auxiliary Ketch

Based on a traditional fishing vessel type called a “Cowhorn” this design features an inboard engine and ballast keel.

The arrangement provides two berths, a head and modest galley. The divided cockpit...