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

Chesapeake Triple

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The success of the proven Chesapeake™ hull shape led quickly to demands for similar three-person designs. With a 700lbs payload and surprising speed.

Sharpie Cat 42

Reuel B. Parker
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The Sharpie Cat 42 is a new catamaran design from a regular WoodenBoat contributor, author and marine architect Reuel B. Parker. She is a fast cruising cat with accommodations for eight in four cabins. Construction is cold-molded wood/epoxy,...

Half Model Plan PAPOOSE

Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1887, and the inspiration for the 40′ class.

The plans produce a model that is 22″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans, historical information about the boat, step-by-step instructions and...

KIS 4.2S

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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We designed KIS dinghies in order to meet a very practical need of amateur boatbuilders. Since they often find themselves in trouble in building masts, sails and rig of their boats and are likely to spend in these items much more than what they...


Andrew Walters
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MIA is a 12 foot runabout, Her design is inspired by William Jackson's 1955 design for the 'Ace' which was produced by the Sande Boat Works between 1956 and 1962 (

This design differs from those of the period in that it...

Starlite Auxilary Cruiser

William D Jackson

With an overall length of 27 feet this lovely cruiser accommodates up to four passengers comfortably. Room in the head for bunks and a working galley. Great live in boat as well as a weekend cruiser depending on your own personal adventure needs...

Janus sailing catamaran

Woods Designs
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Janus is a 4 berth trailable sailing catamaran built in sheet plywood. However, don’t be deceived by Janus’ simple dory shaped hulls (which make it a very easy boat to build). It has a lot of internal room for its length and a surprisingly good...


Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets with photocopies of Classic Boat building series.

Sail Area - 53 sq. ft.

Zimmer 21' Utility Launch

Nelson Zimmer
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A fuel-efficient, carvel planked, displacement launch designed to be powered by a 6 to 8-hp diesel.

Comfortable for 2 people cruising or 6-8 people day running.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames