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

Raven Lady

Designer: 
Mike Camp
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

Designed as a cat schooner; both sails have big round poles at their leading edges. Considering the performance potential of this hull, this rig is appropriate. The stayless rig is clean and will be cheap to build with solid fir poles. The plans...

Westport Skiff

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

A simple-to-build 11' skiff, can be built up to 18' long. Originally modeled by Fred Tripp and documented by R. H. Baker.

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...

27' 6" Sloop, Controversy

Designer: 
Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This design has a built-down keel to provide a deeper bilge, a centerboard housed entirely within the ballast keel, and a straight sheer.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkhead / frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

Papoose

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

This charming addition to our cradle boat fleet is adapted from a type known as a pram. Prams have transoms at both bow and stern, and are used extensively as tenders for larger vessels because of their roominess in a relatively short length....

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...