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

16' 0" Prospector

Ted Moores
Skill Level to Build: 

The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry.

18' Catboat

Fenwick Williams
Skill Level to Build: 

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn & steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 11 sheets.

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...

Alden 21' Indian Class

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A Swampscott dory-type daysailer with generous side decks and inside ballast.

Construction Method: Lapstrake over sawn frames

Lofting is required: Partial

Plans include 4 sheets.

Cooper Jr. - RYD-22.11

Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
Experienced, because of size

Copper Jr. is a extended cabin V bottom power cruiser. Her general qualities permit very economical cruising in comfort with modest power requirements. Taped seam, plywood construction.


N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled amateur

Under license from the MIT's Hart Nautical Collections, Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray have collaborated to produce a highly detailed builder's package for this N. G. Herreshoff classic daysailer.


Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
easy, some epoxy experience useful

We designed a simple to build work boat with a vee-hull based on a proven work boat type, the Panga.

13' Sailing Peapod

Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A most elegant lapstrake, plywood peapod for oar and sail.

Full-sized mold patterns are included.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No lofting is required.