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

Sassafras 12

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

An ultralight solo pack canoe weighing in at 26 lbs. Carry the boat in one hand, your paddle in the other.

Eastport Nesting Pram

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

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...

Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid

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

The Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid combines the best qualities of stitch-and-glue plywood kayaks with the beauty of a cedar strip deck to create a wonderful high volume tandem kayak

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

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...

29' Gartside Cutter

Designer: 
Paul Gartside
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Displacing more than 18,000 lbs, this is a big 29′ boat. She has a set of lines you can fall in love with. Construction: Carvel-planked over laminated frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 5...

7' 7" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is included...

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

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.