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.

 

854 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Swaggie

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

Small blue water cruiser with Junk rig, inside steering station, and accommodation for up to four persons. Suitable for home boatbuilders, all wood construction, lead ballast cast in small pigs.

13' 7" MACGREGOR Canoe

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Beamier, but no less elegant than the Wee Rob, this more stable double-paddle canoe can carry sail better.

Any of the three lengths (13′ 6″, 15′ 8″, or 17′ 3″) can be built using the same plans.

You’ll notice the different stem...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

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...

25' Keel/Centerboard Sloop

Designer: 
John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A fast and able auxiliary cruiser with wheel steering and accommodations for three.

Construction: Carvel Planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5...

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...

Norwegian Sailing Pram

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate, great for teaching kids

Simon found an older version of this boat back in the eighties and realized that its thousand-year-old design could be copied and preserved without too much difficulty. He measured it out in ’89 and Bill Nielsen lofted it and drew up the plans in...