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.


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Pemaquid Friendship Sloop

Drawings by Jay Hanna, original drawings by H.I. Chapelle
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Round-bottomed, outside-ballasted cruiser with accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.



Nick Schade
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Lightweight strip-planked solo double-paddle canoe

VILA 570

Paolo Lodigiani
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VILA 570 is the smallest of a family of three small planing cruisers boats ranging from 19’ to 22’.

The Open Boat

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...

WP 500

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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The recent America’s Cup has proven what is the potential of fast acceleration with a trimaran hull “piercing bow,” that is designed to penetrate the wave and not to float on the waves. Beyond the result the difference in behavior between Oracle...