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.


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Half Model Plan SHADOW

N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Compromise sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1871. The plans produce a model that is 19″ long. When you purchase the set of plans, you also receive instructions on building by the "lift" method, as well as a bit of historical information on...


Paolo Lodigiani
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The classical hull shape of old wooden runabouts of the 70’s combines perfectly well with the use of marine plywood. This allows SILVER 55 to be in the same time elegant and simple to build.

Sampan 36 Houseboat

Reuel B. Parker
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The SAMPAN 36 HOUSEBOAT is a simple, pragmatic floating home suitable for a couple with a child. It is self-contained and intended for use in a marina or at anchor. It may employ an outboard motor, or simply be towed to a semi-permanent mooring...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
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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...

Penny Fee

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction - Traditional, cold-molded and strip plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets.

Sail Area - Lug 87 sq. ft.

Sloop 104 sq. ft.


Design 077

George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Well organized beginner

The baby of our pocket cruiser range, Design 077 is a remarkably robust and sea-kindly small cruising sail boat. Available as a gaff yawl or gunter rig cutter.

She is very straightforward to build on five ring frames and a backbone,...


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Spray 38 - STEEL PLANS & FRAME PATTERNS Over 100 examples of this design can be found cruising in various parts of the world. Specially designed for Multi Chine Steel Construction only this Spray