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

Zimmer 21' Utility Launch

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 

A fuel-efficient, carvel planked, displacement launch designed to be powered by a 6 to 8-hp diesel.

Comfortable for 2 people cruising or 6-8 people day running.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames


Bounty - Row Boat/Tender

Mark Evans
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A practical, strong, easy-to-build rowing dinghy or yacht tender and an ideal first-time boat building project. Build your own boat with our 45 page, photo illustrated instruction manual. Bounty is the ideal choice where a small lightweight,...

Half Model Plan NYMPH

Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Keel/centerboard cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1888 and first of his “Compromise 40-footers”.

The plans produce a model that is 25″ long.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...


N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled amateur

Under license from the MIT's Hart Nautical Collections, Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray have collaborated to produce a highly detailed builder's package for this N. G. Herreshoff classic daysailer.

Atlantic 17

Jon Persson
Skill Level to Build: 
Journeyman; moderately experienced

First launched in 2000, the Atlantic 17 is a double-ended, modified dory designed for one or two rowers.

Sea Bright 18

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (Full-Size Patterns included)


LOA: 18′
BEAM: 5′ 1″
DRAFT: 8 ½″
WEIGHT: 350 to 500 lbs depending on construction & use.
RIG: Ketch—Sprit main, balance jib and sprit mizzen

TYPE: New Jersey Beach Skiff....


Andrew Walters
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Kalostyn was designed as the subject matter of a book that I had planned to write called, How to design a boat using SketchUp 3D software.

I created a design that had lots of curves in order to demonstrate how to put these...


Sam Devlin
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The Eider is a wonderful 17′ 3″ cabin sailboat. It is a great step up in size and function from the 15′ Nancy's China.

Her small cabin has good room to sleep two with a bit of extra space for gear to be stowed and not have to be moved...