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.


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A small river ferry has been designed to transfer up to 60 passengers.

The design is a catamaran of marine plywood construction using fibreglass/epoxy to connect the seems.

The design is using the torqeedo electric motor concept...

Sirene du Saloum

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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We have been totally inspired by the traditional, beautiful and extraordinarily functional Senegalese pirogues for the design of the hulls of the SIRENE DU SALOUM. The building technique is the stitch and glue, it's new to Senegal where the...

Workstar 640 Workboat

Rob Humphreys Yacht Design/Working Boats UK Ltd
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Advanced - welding skills in aluminium

An update of the traditional garvey, the Workstar 640 is a capable and proven small workboat, all-welded construction from marine aluminium alloy and extrusions. The Workstar 640 was designed by Rob Humphreys Yacht Design and put into production...

Fantail Launch, by Bolger

Philip C. Bolger
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This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required....

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
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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...


Nick Schade
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The Coot is a handy little yacht tender with a lot of capacity. The “pram” style design has transoms at boat ends, this provides a lot of capacity in a short length and has the added benefit for the first-time wooden boat...

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...


Paolo Lodigiani
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SPHERA is a simple cruising boat, studied for the maximum ease of construction in relation to its size.