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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Martha's Tender

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 

An easy-towing, easy-rowing tender featuring simple plywood construction and good capacity.

Construction: Plywood

No lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets.

Half Model Plan Hattie

Documented by Martin C. Erismann
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A working Friendship Sloop, or Maine sloop-boat, documented by Martin C. Erismann at the turn of the century. The plans produce a model that is 15″ long.

You’ll receive 2 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...

Fantail Launch, by Bolger

Philip C. Bolger
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This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required....


Paolo Lodigiani
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SPHERA is a simple cruising boat, studied for the maximum ease of construction in relation to its size.

Design No. 165

George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Some experience preferable – CNC version needs less experience than laminated version

A development from our very successful and popular Design No. 119 (17′6″ Pocket Cruiser) – a 19′4″ Pocket Cruiser in two basic versions:

Saloon version: good sitting headroom.

Doghouse version: decent standing headroom in the...

Jimmy Skiff

Chesapeake Light Craft
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Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.