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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Eastport Nesting Pram

John C. Harris
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Chesapeake Light Craft’s Eastport Nesting Pram shares its hull with the popular stock Eastport Pram dinghy, a champion 7′9″ yacht tender that can carry a decent load, rows and tows with ease, and sails beautifully. In this “nesting” version, but...

Petrel 28

Cristian Pilo
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intemediate

A smart sturdy fast paced cruiser; huge interiors for a 8.80 LOA boat, good performance under sail, a very good handling and seaworthy boat even in rough conditions; round hull construction in plywood & epoxy , plans are higly detailed and...

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.



Geoff Van Gorkom
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to expert

The 30 footer has always been a popular and practical racer, particularly with amateur boat builders. To capitalize on this and bring more affordable boats into the market, Van Gorkom Yacht Design have entered the Open30 arena with an exciting...


Warren Jordan
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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....


Paul Kotzebue
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48 ft Daysailer based on the 40 Square Meter class.

Tolman Skiff Jumbo

Renn Tolman
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Tolman Skiffs are thoroughly modern, ocean capable, vee bottom stitch and glue plywood boats with a dory ancestry. These skiffs are designed for Alaskan waters and are ideal for sport fishing, beach camping, cruising and general work or...