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

Tolman Skiff Standard

Renn Tolman
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Tolman Skiffs are thoroughly modern, ocean capable, vee bottom stitch and glue plywood boats with a dory ancestry. These skiffs are designed for Alaskan waters and are ideal for sport fishing, beach camping, cruising and general work or...

18' Single Shell FIREFLY

Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An entry-level sliding-seat pulling boat. Provides rewarding speed in an easily built hull with enough stability to keep a beginner out of trouble. Construction: Plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Skerrieskiff 17'

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued Lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets with instructions. Sail Area - 67 sq. ft.

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...

24' 6" Sloop, TYPHOON

Winthrop Warner
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A roomy auxiliary sloop in a small package.
Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.
Lofting is required.
Plans include 11 sheets.

Ribka Sea Kayak


Sea Kayak reasonable size, Ribka is stable, fast maneuvering and has a good tracking. This makes it an ideal kayak for the day hike. The plan is adaptable for small and large paddlers .

Baby Tender

Warren Jordan
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The cradle boat Baby Tender is an adaptation of the classic yacht tender carried aboard many of the finest yachts during the time when wooden boatbuilding was truly an art. The boat has a length of 45 in. and a beam of 22 in. Construction is...


Peterson Associates Inc.
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26′ Auxiliary Ketch

Based on a traditional fishing vessel type called a “Cowhorn” this design features an inboard engine and ballast keel.

The arrangement provides two berths, a head and modest galley. The divided cockpit...

Seaclipper 10

John Marples
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This 10′ long solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family.  The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dashboard, close at hand.  Performance is lively, with good...