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.

 

853 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Sandy

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

Sandy was designed for extended coastal cruising in such areas as the east coasts of the U.S. or Australia, the Pacific Northwest, or Europe. Conditions in coastal waters can vary enormously, and include a range of conditions including storms,...

Pemaquid Friendship Sloop

Designer: 
Drawings by Jay Hanna, original drawings by H.I. Chapelle
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Round-bottomed, outside-ballasted cruiser with accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Please...

16' Melonseed Skiff

Designer: 
Marc Barto
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...

Eastport Pram

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

It rows, it tows and it sails; it's a convenient 7' 9" long and easy on the eyes; and it's a wonderful kit to build, taking a novice only 40-50 hours to assemble plus a little more for finishing.

14' 6" Whilly Boat

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Considered a smaller version of the well-loved Calendonia Yawl, the Whillyboat also takes its cues from traditional Norwegian small craft, and is an ideal daysailer.

Building won't be at all daunting, as she's glue-lap-ply...

Lynx

Designer: 
Mike Camp
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

The 24-foot Lynx was designed as the smallest boat with which a couple could contemplate an ocean voyage. The hull is a multi-chine hull to make it easy to build in flat plate steel. There are two chines. The sheer shows a strong spring and it...

Northwest Passage XL

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP XL is a very low drag touring kayak for paddlers weighing 180-250 pounds. Built from 4mm plywood in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit with these plans. Weigh less? see NWP.