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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Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
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Design Background

Insider is the product of my third collaborative venture with Frank Smoot, the designer and builder of some of the best small sailing trimarans around ( We both...

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

Old Gaffer

Peterson Associates Inc.
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18′ double ended, auxiliary daysailer. Gaff rigged sloop with large cockpit and small cudy forward. Traditional carvel construction with outboard rudder and ballast keel. Many boat built to this design over the years including some by amateur...

DP 14'

Paolo Lodigiani
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Simplicity of construction, user friendliness (both for single or double) and high performance – all of this with reasonable costs. These are the main priorities which lie at the base of the DP 14’ design and which justify the main choices made,...

Northeaster Dory

John C. Harris
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The Northeaster Dory is small enough to be rowed singly, but big enough for tandem rowing with two adults. Even four adults have comfortable seating. Performance rowers may add a sliding seat.

BRIO 555

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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The BRIO 555 is a fast and easy to handle boat, suitable to be sailed sportively by a crew of two or quietly and safely by a larger crew.

Half Model Plan MADGE

George L. Watson
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

British plank-on-edge cutter designed by George L. Watson in 1879.

The plans produce a model that is 23″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions and full-sized...


Andrew Walters
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Kalostyn was designed as the subject matter of a book that I had planned to write called, How to design a boat using SketchUp 3D software.

I created a design that had lots of curves in order to demonstrate how to put these...