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.


835 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Stickleback Canoe

Iain Oughtred
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Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood. Alternative construction: Traditional planking, cold molded, strip plank, epoxy-fiberglass. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

27' 6" Sloop, Controversy

Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This design has a built-down keel to provide a deeper bilge, a centerboard housed entirely within the ballast keel, and a straight sheer.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkhead / frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

Sirene du Saloum

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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We have been totally inspired by the traditional, beautiful and extraordinarily functional Senegalese pirogues for the design of the hulls of the SIRENE DU SALOUM. The building technique is the stitch and glue, it's new to Senegal where the...

13'0 Rob Roy

Ted Moores
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A classic double paddle solo canoe. This hull design has been built in many versions, from a simple light weight fast cruising canoe, to a full decked version of bookmatched walnut veneer.

Selkie Kayak Kit

John Lockwood
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The Selkie takes two of our most popular boats (The Arctic Tern 14 and the Murrelet) and marries them into one elegant, light weight boat that petite women, or those looking for a tight fitting play boat, will love. John Lockwood nailed his...


Dave Kuperstein
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Athelas is a 17'-2" open water recreational rower for one or two based on a lines sketch by N. G. Herreshoff. Built from 6 and 9 mm glued lapstrake plywood, she weighs 81 pounds and can be cartopped


Paolo Lodigiani
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THALAS 13' draws inspiration from the Whitehall, the most classical American row boat of the XIX century but, thanks to the modern construction techniques, is much lighter and has different hull lines

Chesapeake LT 17

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

Half Model Plan NYMPH

Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Keel/centerboard cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1888 and first of his “Compromise 40-footers”.

The plans produce a model that is 25″ long.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...

Seaclipper 10

John Marples
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This 10′ long solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family.  The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dashboard, close at hand.  Performance is lively, with good...