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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700 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Beach Pea

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

Seaworthy, stable, and easily rowed. Here is a pod that is a bit smaller than most, but she will still carry a big load and bring you through some lumpy water with confidence.

Day - Mower 25' Sea Bird Yawl

Designer: 
T.F. Day and C.D. Mower
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Oceangoing carvel-planked cruiser with a choice of centerboard or ballast keel configurations.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 7 sheets...

28' Camden Class

Designer: 
B.B. Crowninshield
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

28′ LOA carvel-planked daysailer with small cuddy. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 4 sheets.

Trover

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Very basic woodworking skills

Very simple workboat for outboard motor power. Suits 8 to 30 hp motors,carry up to six persons, can be built longer or shorter as required.

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

Cypress Pirogue

Designer: 
Nicholas Poret
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Everyone from Louisiana seems to remember that cypress pirogue boat Pawpaw kept in his barn. Cypress pirogues have since become a relic of the past. Pirogues are flat bottom boats designed to paddle shallow swamps and marshes. Most of them were...

Half Model Plan MADGE

Designer: 
George L. Watson
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

British plank-on-edge cutter designed by George L. Watson in 1879.

The plans produce a model that is 23″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions and full-sized...

Simon Watts Sea Urchin Dinghy

Designer: 
Sam Manning, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

These handsome, practical row boats were routinely built by Nova Scotia shipwright, Jim Smith in six days, painted and ready for the water.

Simon Watts’ designs for these boats are a great way to get introduced to boatbuilding and rowing....