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

Willow Sea Kayak

Bill Thomas
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The Willow is ideal for day paddles, but has the volume and solid performance required of a true expedition kayak. Featured in a how to build article in WB #195-197, taught at the WoodenBoat School.

Daysailer 30'

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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If we have to base ourselves on market demand before 2008, the two daysailers that we propose are very small. At that time, generally characterized by a continuous increase in boat size, it seemed as though a daysailer could not be less than 12 m...

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.

Lumber Yard Skiffs

Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...

9' 6" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Joel White
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Our pre-cut kits have been cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is...

14' 6" Whilly Boat

Iain Oughtred
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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...


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Spray 38 - STEEL PLANS & FRAME PATTERNS Over 100 examples of this design can be found cruising in various parts of the world. Specially designed for Multi Chine Steel Construction only this Spray

Point Comfort 18

Doug Hylan
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Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...