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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13' 9" Willy Winship

John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Flat-bottomed sailing skiff. Plans options include cross-planked or plywood bottom.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative constuction: Plywood, glued lapstrake plywood

Lofting is required


Peeler Skiff

John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

PT Eleven nesting dinghy

Russell Brown
Skill Level to Build: 
attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT 11 is a very versatile boat. It rows, sails, and motors and it does all those things exceptionally well. It also nests for carrying on the deck of your sailboat or in the back of a vehicle. Designed with serious cruising in mind, our aim...

Whilly Tern

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 

Construction — Glued lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets with instructions. Sail Area — Lug 83 sq. ft. Sloop 95 sq. ft.

Almaguin 400

Matthew Marsh
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to intermediate

A versatile 4-metre open utility / runabout for river and inland lake use, built in taped-seam plywood.

VILA 650

Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 

VILA 650 is the biggest of the VILA family of three small planning cruisers.


Paul Kotzebue
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

28 ft full displacement sailboat. Strip planked double ender patterned after the design's of Nick Potter and L. Francis Herreshoff of the 1920's and 1930's.