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.

 

836 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Pulsar 36

Designer: 
Erik Lerouge
Skill Level to Build: 
Medium

A trimaran is a good choice for those who want to get very high performance on a cruising boat.
The flared main hull offers nice cruising accommodation with two large double cabins, a convenient dinette, standing headroom at the galley,...

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...

Goeller 12' Dinghy

Designer: 
Frederick Goeller
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Round-bottomed, transom stern, centerboard, 2-4 daysailing.

Contruction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative contruction: Lapstrake, strip or cold-molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets

Panga25

Designer: 
Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
easy, some epoxy experience useful

We designed a simple to build work boat with a vee-hull based on a proven work boat type, the Panga.

Half Model Plan PAPOOSE

Designer: 
Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1887, and the inspiration for the 40′ class.

The plans produce a model that is 22″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans, historical information about the boat, step-by-step instructions and...

Jimmy Skiff

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

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.

Chesapeake 17

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

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

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.

Original Gloucester Rocker

Designer: 
Buckley Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

It’s hard to imagine you could make a nicer gift for your favorite munchkin. Created by Buckley Smith (author of Moonsailors) this animated rocking dory is oozing with personality. The big sweeping sheer, traditional transom with a sculling...