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


Paolo Lodigiani
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SAM is a pure racing boat built in composite with the sandwich technique. A prototype of this boat got a good result in World Championship of the class same years ago.

Jimmy Skiff

Chesapeake Light Craft
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Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.

Pemaquid Friendship Sloop

Drawings by Jay Hanna, original drawings by H.I. Chapelle
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Round-bottomed, outside-ballasted cruiser with accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.



Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets with photocopies of Classic Boat building series.

Sail Area - 53 sq. ft.

18' 6" Garden's Eel

William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.



Paolo Lodigiani
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This gozzo is a modern version of a traditional Italian small fishing boat: built as an open boat and without having performance as a priority in mind, it is easy to row, seaworthy and pleasant to use

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...

7' 7" Nutshell Sailing Kit

Joel White
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Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.xx

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with...