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.


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Lumber Yard Skiffs

Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...


Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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GOZZO 650, whose design is based on a typical Italian traditional boat (gozzo) combines classical lines with ease of handling and comfort.

20' 3" Flatfish Class Sloop

Joel White
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A handsome daysailer based on the Herreshoff Fish Class, but with a centerboard conversion similar to that of the Haven 12 1/2.

Construction: Carvel planked over steam-bent frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 6 sheets...

Jimmy Skiff

Chesapeake Light Craft
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Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.


John Welsford
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Basic woodworking skills required

Pathfinder is a big, classic, stable daysailer with space on board to set out two airbeds and sleeping bags on a flat floor, designed for home boatbuilders she is an exceptional performer under sail.

Design No. 165

George Whisstock
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Some experience preferable – CNC version needs less experience than laminated version

A development from our very successful and popular Design No. 119 (17′6″ Pocket Cruiser) – a 19′4″ Pocket Cruiser in two basic versions:

Saloon version: good sitting headroom.

Doghouse version: decent standing headroom in the...

Baby Tender

Warren Jordan
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The cradle boat Baby Tender is an adaptation of the classic yacht tender carried aboard many of the finest yachts during the time when wooden boatbuilding was truly an art. The boat has a length of 45 in. and a beam of 22 in. Construction is...