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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Pilot Schooner 28

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Swansea Pilot Schooner, flush-decked cruiser, based on the earliest type (late 18th/early 19th century). This vessel is intended for open ocean cruising.

15' Prospector 'Ranger'

Designer: 
Steve Killing Yacht Design Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Prospector 'Ranger' 15 - a pocket-sized prospector.

The Prospector models built by the Chestnut Canoe Company were made in lengths from 12 to 18 ft. filling a need for a canoe with greater carrying capacity than the Pleasure and Cruiser...

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.

PT Skiff

Designer: 
Bieker Boats/ Eric Jolley
Skill Level to Build: 
attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT skiff is a very fuel efficient center console runabout that is good looking, has good handling, can carry a load, and is incredibly quick with only 20 horsepower. The hull shape of the PT skiff was studied with the most advanced design...

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...

32' Lobstercruiser

Designer: 
Alan McInnis
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Round-bottomed, carvel-planked powerboat with two berths and a single 300-hp engine.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip or cold-molded

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

Alden 21' Indian Class

Designer: 
John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A Swampscott dory-type daysailer with generous side decks and inside ballast.

Construction Method: Lapstrake over sawn frames

Lofting is required: Partial

Plans include 4 sheets.

Delfini

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

This is the 19′ x 6′ version of Delfini with a semi flat bottomed hull, i.e. a narrow flat central portion with V’d bilge panels. This should give a reasonable compromise between economy and rough water ability and the flat central section...

ATHELAS

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

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