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.

 

859 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Northwest Passage

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP is a very low-drag touring kayak intended for paddlers weighing 150-200 pounds. Built from 4 mm plywood, in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit! Heavier? try NWP XL.

Pax 18

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

These completely new designs were developed at CLC in response to a growing constituency of skilled paddlers seeking waterborne sports cars for racing, exercise, or just plain fun.

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

20' Yawl, SALLEE ROVER

Designer: 
Samuel S. Crocker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A handy clipper-bowed centerboard yawl, this boat is a heavily built, smart sailor with sparten accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting...

Explorer

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
Begginer

A boat to take you to all the shallow water places that most sailors never see up close (deep water places too). At only 95 lbs it is easily car topped or trailered and can even be launched from many places without a ramp. Designed to be...

Chesapeake 18

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

17' 9" Freedom

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

The Freedom series has gained back the turning ability found in traditional canoe shapes, without sacrificing the speed of the modern hull