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

Passagemaker Dinghy

John C. Harris
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Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully

Skoota 28

Woods Designs
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The Skoota 28 is a 28 ft plywood demountable coastal cruising power catamaran for a couple. Ideal for the European canals, the PNW or the Great Loop. It will demount for transport on a flat bed lorry/truck or could even be towed by a large car...

Pulsar 50

Erik Lerouge
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With outstanding performance, a cruising-racing trimaran provides a fabulous sailing program:
Besides the possibility of racing, speed extends her range and distant cruise grounds may be reached during our too short holidays.


15' 9" Huron Cruiser

Bear Mountain Boats
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The lines for this canoe were taken from an original 'Huron' built in cedar/canvas by the Peterborough Canoe Company. It was a second grade model in a series of Cruiser canoes that measured from 16'x33" to 18'x37". "They have good carrying...

18' 6" Garden's Eel

William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.


Tolman Skiff Jumbo

Renn Tolman
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Tolman Skiffs are thoroughly modern, ocean capable, vee bottom stitch and glue plywood boats with a dory ancestry. These skiffs are designed for Alaskan waters and are ideal for sport fishing, beach camping, cruising and general work or...

Palm Beach Runabout

Nelson Zimmer
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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.

Capriccio 21

Enrico Macera and Matteo Costa
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In designing Capriccio we have been inspired by the aesthetics of the classic sport runabouts of the Thirties, which had the pilot seat in the extreme aft-wards of the boat and a powerful engine under a long deck in front of them. We kept the...

Raven Lady

Mike Camp
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Designed as a cat schooner; both sails have big round poles at their leading edges. Considering the performance potential of this hull, this rig is appropriate. The stayless rig is clean and will be cheap to build with solid fir poles. The plans...