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

18' Single Shell FIREFLY

Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An entry-level sliding-seat pulling boat. Provides rewarding speed in an easily built hull with enough stability to keep a beginner out of trouble. Construction: Plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.


Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 

The length of the American Whitehall of the 19th century was between 13′ and 23′. 16′ was the most typical length and the boats were built for 2 or 3 rowers. The classical boat has been re-elaborated to make the design of the boat coherent with...

17' B. N. Morris Canoe

Rollin Thurlow
Skill Level to Build: 

Thurlow provides you with three different construction alternatives: wood-strip planking, with frames; woodstrip frameless planking covered with fiberglass; and wood-canvas construction.

Construction: Wood-canvas, wood-strip-plank or wood-...

Albury Runabout

Albury Brothers / plans by Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Built by eye in the Bahamas for the last 40 years, Doug Hylan’s drawings allow for strip-planking or cold-molding.

Construction: Strip-planked over laminated frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded, plans included.


Tolman Skiff Jumbo

Renn Tolman
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Tolman Skiffs are thoroughly modern, ocean capable, vee bottom stitch and glue plywood boats with a dory ancestry. These skiffs are designed for Alaskan waters and are ideal for sport fishing, beach camping, cruising and general work or...

Willow Sea Kayak

Bill Thomas
Skill Level to Build: 

The Willow is ideal for day paddles, but has the volume and solid performance required of a true expedition kayak. Featured in a how to build article in WB #195-197, taught at the WoodenBoat School.