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 WOOD 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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32' MYSTIC Sharpie Ketch

Designer: 
Edward S. Brewer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

This 32′ double-ended sharpie ketch will provide the amateur builder with a shoal-draft cruising boat of simple construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets....

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

Stickleback Canoe

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood. Alternative construction: Traditional planking, cold molded, strip plank, epoxy-fiberglass. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

START 60

Designer: 
ACDesign
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The project, despite its small size, develops a discrete internal volume allowing to nr. 4 crew members to spend short cruises with good speed and pleasant navigation.

The hull lines and the deck are to corner for simplicity of...

27' 6" Sloop, Controversy

Designer: 
Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This design has a built-down keel to provide a deeper bilge, a centerboard housed entirely within the ballast keel, and a straight sheer.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkhead / frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

15' 3" / 16' 2" Freedom Solo

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Freedom 15′3″ or 16′2″ — modern efficient pleasure canoe. The Freedom Solo is the result of a unique project initiated in the spring of 2006. Steve Killing had been considering a new solo tripping canoe design and, coincidentally, discussions on...

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...

Design 077

Designer: 
George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Well organized beginner

The baby of our pocket cruiser range, Design 077 is a remarkably robust and sea-kindly small cruising sail boat. Available as a gaff yawl or gunter rig cutter.

She is very straightforward to build on five ring frames and a backbone,...