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

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

28' Camden Class

Designer: 
B.B. Crowninshield
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

28′ LOA carvel-planked daysailer with small cuddy. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 4 sheets.

Half Model Plan SHADOW

Designer: 
N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Compromise sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1871. The plans produce a model that is 19″ long. When you purchase the set of plans, you also receive instructions on building by the "lift" method, as well as a bit of historical information on...

Pulsar 31

Designer: 
Erik Lerouge
Skill Level to Build: 
Medium

A trimaran is an interesting answer to the problems of a trailerable coastal cruiser.
The flared main hull has accommodation similar to a trailerable monohull with a real double berth, dinette, standing headroom at the galley, chart table...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No...

Catboat

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

ALBATROS 26’

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

ALBATROS 26’ is the smallest sister of the ALBATROS family, our modern classic yachts. Far its size it cannot be defined a “blue water yacht” but it is a seaworthy boat.

Sail Kit for kayaks

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

The Sail kit allows you to transform the canoes NINFA, NAIADE and ONDINA, in small sailing trimarans for coastal cruising with minimal efforts.

It’s designed with two variants: one adaptable to Naiade and Ondina (version A), and the other...

ZEN

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

ZEN is a very simple 10 Foot boat (www.diecipiedi.it) particularly narrow and therefore unstable. It is not the right boat for a beginner but, in the hands of a good helmsman, it may be fast.