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.

 

831 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Candlefish 13

Designer: 
Sam Devlin
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The candlefish is a versatile small fishing boat. Originally designed to be a cartoppable fishing skiff for high latitude rivers and lakes, she has also proven to be an excellent yacht tender.

With one person aboard, she draws about 4.5...

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Nymph

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
easy

Lightweight strip-planked solo double-paddle canoe

Sea Kayak SEGUIN

Designer: 
Rob Bryan
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Fast and slim, Seguin’s 21 1/2″ beam will challenge and reward experienced paddlers.

Built of 4mm plywood, this hard-chined, stitch-and-glue sea kayak includes a retractable skeg that will provide balance and control.

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Lumber Yard Skiffs

Designer: 
Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...

Romany 34 sailing catamaran

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

This is a larger version of my 28ft Gypsy sailing catamaran and is a 34′ offshore cruiser. It has essentially the same cuddy as Gypsy as that has proven a comfortable size for a couple and occasional guests. However the hulls are much larger and...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

Bowler

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Thank you for considering my plans for BOWLER, a “cruising” version of my TOP HAT launch. These boats are descended from Harry Bryan’s inspired Handy Billy design, which in turn can trace it’s origins back to William Hand's vee bottom designs...