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


Warren Jordan
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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.

Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid

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

Stickleback Canoe

Iain Oughtred
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Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood. Alternative construction: Traditional planking, cold molded, strip plank, epoxy-fiberglass. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

My client wanted to circumnavigate, Cape Horn and all!  He wished to build the boat himself and had limited skills in boatbuilding, limits on his budget, and a space about the size of a double garage. Sundowner was the boat I drew for him, as...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
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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...

Passagemaker Dinghy

John C. Harris
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Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully

Sampan 36 Houseboat

Reuel B. Parker
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The SAMPAN 36 HOUSEBOAT is a simple, pragmatic floating home suitable for a couple with a child. It is self-contained and intended for use in a marina or at anchor. It may employ an outboard motor, or simply be towed to a semi-permanent mooring...

Daysailer 24'

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa

If we have to base ourselves on market demand before 2008, the two daysailers that we propose are very small. At that time, generally characterized by a continuous increase in boat size, it seemed as though a daysailer could not be less than 12 m...