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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Woods Designs
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The Duo is a simple to build 3m (10ft) hard chine rowing and sailing dinghy that can be built from just two sheets of 4mm (3/16in) plywood. It is also available as a nesting dinghy, so it can be stored on a cabin roof or even in the back of a...

Bounty - Row Boat/Tender

Mark Evans
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A practical, strong, easy-to-build rowing dinghy or yacht tender and an ideal first-time boat building project. Build your own boat with our 45 page, photo illustrated instruction manual. Bounty is the ideal choice where a small lightweight,...

Shearwater Sectional Sport

Eric Schade
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Developed by Chesapeake Light Craft, LLC, with designer Eric Schade, the 14′6″ Shearwater Sectional is a performance-oriented kayak that successfully bridges the gap between high performance, comfort, and stability. Spin loose five bolts at the...

16' 0" Prospector

Ted Moores
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The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry.

16' Melonseed Skiff

Marc Barto
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Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...

10' 2" OUGHTRED Acorn (Puffin)

Iain Oughtred
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Basic to Intermediate

Resembling her 8′ cousin more than the sleeker 12′ Acorn, this chunky dinghy will be a good load carrier for her length—and she looks very, very British.

Oughtred saves you from guess work by showing precisely how her planking should be...