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

Tolman Skiff Widebody

Renn Tolman
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner - intermediate

Tolman Skiffs are thoroughly modern, ocean capable, vee bottom stitch and glue plywood boats with a dory ancestry. These skiffs are designed for Alaskan waters and are ideal for sport fishing, beach camping, cruising and general work or...

Sharpie 24 Hampton Flattie

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Low to Moderate

24′ Chesapeake Bay Hampton Flattie

L.O.A.: 24′ 2″
L.W.L.: 22′ 8″
Beam: 7′ 9″
Draft: 2′ ½″/3′ 9″
Sail Area: 263 sq ft
Weight: 2,500# (approx)

Proportionately, this is the largest sharpie type known, and...

The Open Boat

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...

18' Catboat

Fenwick Williams
Skill Level to Build: 

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn & steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 11 sheets.

Whilly Tern

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 5 sheets with instructions.

Sail Area - Lug 83 sq. ft.

Sloop 95 sq. ft.

Vik 180

Erik Lerouge
Skill Level to Build: 

Vik 180 is an ultra-modern approach to the program of entertaining 8 guests in the best of comfort with a high average speed. Her length is not used to pile on many cabins but to give space, privacy, beauty and comfortable motion.


7' 7" Nutshell Sailing Kit

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 

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

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

Peace Canoe

John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 

A great family boatbuilding project! Build it in a weekend from a kit, or build it from plans using local materials.