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.

 

830 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

17' B. N. Morris Canoe

Designer: 
Rollin Thurlow
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Thurlow provides you with three different construction alternatives: wood-strip planking, with frames; woodstrip frameless planking covered with fiberglass; and wood-canvas construction.

Construction: Wood-canvas, wood-strip-plank or wood-...

Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

Jimmy Skiff

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.

Orca 21

Designer: 
Evan Gatehouse
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A serious extended expedition touring kayak, double or triple, designed to carry a large load safely and with ample stability.

Insider

Designer: 
Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Design Background

Insider is the product of my third collaborative venture with Frank Smoot, the designer and builder of some of the best small sailing trimarans around (www.diy-tris.com/). We both...

Arctic Hawk

Designer: 
Mark A. Rogers
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate/ Advanced

As much functional sculpture as sea kayak, the Arctic Hawk™ could be the most refined stitch-and-glue watercraft anywhere in the world.

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Designer: 
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...

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...