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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755 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Optimist Dinghy Template Plans

Designer: 
Clark Mills
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

If you are considering building a wood-epoxi Optimist dinghy, you will definitely need our Optimist Dinghy Template Plans.

The Optimist Dinghy Template Plans not only contain the description and dimensions of each and every part, all...

Jimmy Skiff

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

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.

Shearwater 17

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

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...

Trawler 28

Designer: 
Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience required

Our Trawler 28 is a sturdy offshore trawler with a straight shaft inboard diesel. This makes the TW28 an ideal boat for a couple to live aboard or for a crew of 4 on vacation.

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Designer: 
Glen L Marine
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

A 14' Classic Style Runabout

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...