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

18' 8" Mackinaw

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required

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Chesapeake LT 16

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

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

Petrel SG (Stitch-and-Glue)

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Nick Schade’s line of strip-planked Greenland-style sea kayaks are renowned for sophisticated performance on the water, beautiful lines, and sculptural hull details. But strip-planked boatbuilding is not for everyone. Novice woodworkers and...

Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

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

Designed by Joel White, the original boat was built plank-on-frame by Jimmy Steele (of Peapod fame), but no plans were ever drawn-until now.

Tom Hill and Eric Dow have taken lines off the original boat and Tom built the prototype and has...

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...

Simon Watts Sea Urchin Dinghy

Designer: 
Sam Manning, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

These handsome, practical row boats were routinely built by Nova Scotia shipwright, Jim Smith in six days, painted and ready for the water.

Simon Watts’ designs for these boats are a great way to get introduced to boatbuilding and rowing....