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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701 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Chesapeake LT 17

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

18' 6" Garden's Eel

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.

Plans...

13' 9" Willy Winship

Designer: 
John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Flat-bottomed sailing skiff. Plans options include cross-planked or plywood bottom.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative constuction: Plywood, glued lapstrake plywood

Lofting is required

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SPHERA 980

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

SPHERA is a simple cruising boat, studied for the maximum ease of construction in relation to its size.

Norwegian Sailing Pram

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate, great for teaching kids

Simon found an older version of this boat back in the eighties and realized that its thousand-year-old design could be copied and preserved without too much difficulty. He measured it out in ’89 and Bill Nielsen lofted it and drew up the plans in...

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...

Oxford Shell

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Oxford Shell™ is a swift, smooth running "recreational" shell suitable for all skill levels. Whether you're just learning how to row a sliding seat shell, or you're a seasoned expert.

Newt

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A quickly, easily and inexpensively built solo canoe, that can be built by one person with hand tools in three days. Complete plans and step-by-step instructions. A great family boatbuilding project.

DRIADE

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

DRIADE is a light and fast rowing boat, ideal for those who wish to train for rowing with a simpler, easier to handle and cheaper boat than the typical rowing skiff.