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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Shearwater 17

Eric Schade
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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


Woods Designs
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The GYPSY 28 was the Woods Designs’ own cruising boat for five very successful years. It was designed as an easy-to-build budget ocean cruiser and many are now sailing in all corners of the world. Several have made ocean passages.


13' 7" MACGREGOR Canoe

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Beamier, but no less elegant than the Wee Rob, this more stable double-paddle canoe can carry sail better.

Any of the three lengths (13′ 6″, 15′ 8″, or 17′ 3″) can be built using the same plans.

You’ll notice the different stem...

13' 4" 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...

Jolly Boat Rocker

Warren Jordan
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Jolly Boat is a rocking toy boat designed to provide years of make-believe nautical adventure for the young sailor, It is an adaptation of the classic flatiron skiff, a type that generations of “old salts” remember fondly as their first “real”...

Sharpie 24 Hampton Flattie

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Low to Moderate

24′ Chesapeake Bay Hampton Flattie

L.O.A.: 24′ 2″
L.W.L.: 22′ 8″
Beam: 7′ 9″
Draft: 2′ ½″/3′ 9″
Sail Area: 263 sq ft
Weight: 2,500# (approx)

Proportionately, this is the largest sharpie type known, and...

Half Model Plan GLORIANA

N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1891. A revolutionary yacht, she featured a convex bow rather than the then-current long, hollow entrance. Overall length of the finished model is 36″.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical...