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

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No...

9' 6" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits have been 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...

10' 2" OUGHTRED Acorn (Puffin)

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Resembling her 8′ cousin more than the sleeker 12′ Acorn, this chunky dinghy will be a good load carrier for her length—and she looks very, very British.

Oughtred saves you from guess work by showing precisely how her planking should be...

K-42

Designer: 
Paul R. Kotzebue, PE
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

42 foot modified Skerry Cruiser sloop.

16' 6" Resolute

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Developed in response to requests from heavier and wider paddlers who also wanted a shorter boat, this stable load carrier is excellent for the novice kayaker.

Footloose

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Footloose combinines the traditional lines and salty looks of the classic flatty skiff, with the ease of building and seamless integrity of plywood construction for unclomplicated boating.

Peeler Skiff

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

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

16' Gentleman's Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Please note:...