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


Paul Kotzebue
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8.50 meter sailboat for short handed daysailing and overnight cruising.

Chesapeake Sport Tandem

Chesapeake Light Craft
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This very narrow, very fast double is perfect for athletic couples who want to really cover the miles, whether it's for excercise, super-fast touring, or winning races.

Kitty Hawk 26

Timm Smith
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The Kitty Hawk 26 is a cold-molded, Carolina Style center console. Powered by a single four stroke outboard, she will be an economical offshore fishing boat.

VILA 570

Paolo Lodigiani
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VILA 570 is the smallest of a family of three small planing cruisers boats ranging from 19’ to 22’.


John Welsford
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Basic woodworking

High capacity yacht tender with sailing ability. Exceptional stability, suited to beginner boatbuilders


Andrew Walters
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In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

16' 6" Resolute

Steve Killing
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Developed in response to requests from heavier and wider paddlers who also wanted a shorter boat, this stable load carrier is excellent for the novice kayaker.

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...

Alden 21' Indian Class

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A Swampscott dory-type daysailer with generous side decks and inside ballast.

Construction Method: Lapstrake over sawn frames

Lofting is required: Partial

Plans include 4 sheets.