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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701 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Original Gloucester Rocker

Designer: 
Buckley Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

It’s hard to imagine you could make a nicer gift for your favorite munchkin. Created by Buckley Smith (author of Moonsailors) this animated rocking dory is oozing with personality. The big sweeping sheer, traditional transom with a sculling...

20' Bangor Packet

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Lightweight, reasonably seaworthy recreational single with a sliding seat and outriggers.

Construction: Cold molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.

Pretty Marsh

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate to advanced

Good performance with modest horsepower, a soft and predictable ride. I/O or outboard, 80-200hp.

Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...

ZEN

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

ZEN is a very simple 10 Foot boat (www.diecipiedi.it) particularly narrow and therefore unstable. It is not the right boat for a beginner but, in the hands of a good helmsman, it may be fast.

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

VILA 650

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

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

DragonFlyer 3.2 kit

Designer: 
John Brooks
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to intermediate

DragonFlyer 3.2 is a great boat for all ages to build. We built the first boat, Zip, with our four kids, then aged seven to twelve and they all had a great time and learned along the way. The kit includes precision-cut, high-quality marine...