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

The Open Boat

Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

20' 3" Sloop LITTLE GULL

Winthrop Warner
Skill Level to Build: 

Round-bottomed pocket cruiser with room for an inboard auxiliary and accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required.


Texas Sled 18

Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience

The TX18 is an inverted vee boat, Hickman sled type designed for fishing the flats along the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere a shallow draft boat must go long distance in choppy seas.

16' Perfect Skiff –Weld

Stephen Weld
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

The flat-bottomed skiff can be both the most and least refined craft afloat.

Popular by their ease of construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead frames.

Alternative construction: Cross-planked bottom,...

Berry Point 26

Tad Roberts
Skill Level to Build: 

The Berry Point 26 was designed to fulfill a need for a traditionally stylish, trailerable, moderately fast, and capable family cruiser. She had to be shallow draft, economical to operate and simple.

12' Marisol

Gifford Jackson
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Open daysailer featuring plywood construction.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood over sawn frames

No lofting is required

Rig: Sliding Gunter

Plans include 35 sheets

9' 6" Nutshell Saling Kit

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Oars, sail, small outboard

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with 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 the...


Bruce Roberts-Goodson
Skill Level to Build: 

Roberts 19 Trailerable gunkholing and coastal cruiser. Plans and full size frame patterns available for wood epoxy construction.

15' 3" / 16' 2" Freedom Solo

Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 

Freedom 15′3″ or 16′2″ — modern efficient pleasure canoe. The Freedom Solo is the result of a unique project initiated in the spring of 2006. Steve Killing had been considering a new solo tripping canoe design and, coincidentally, discussions on...