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


Peterson Associates, Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 

Auxiliary cruising sloop evolving from the Hudson River and Friendship sloops.

Excellent for single handling with 450 sq. ft. of working sails, open decks and large cockpit.

Arrangement includes two berths with optional pipe berths...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.


18' 8" Mackinaw

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required


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.



Keith Callaghan
Skill Level to Build: 

BlueMotion is a new 5.5m dayboat (or large dinghy) design for 2013. The design is a direct derivative of my Hazardous Zero-9 Merlin Rocket design, and has sufficient horsepower to provide a superb sailing experience, but with the reassurance...