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

Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.


Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 

Thank you for considering my plans for BOWLER, a “cruising” version of my TOP HAT launch. These boats are descended from Harry Bryan’s inspired Handy Billy design, which in turn can trace it’s origins back to William Hand's vee bottom designs...

Alden 18' O Boat

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A safe, versatile round-bottomed daysailer with generous freeboard and deep cockpit.

Construction Method: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required


GulfStream 28

Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience

The GulfStream 28 is a moderate vee, relatively narrow boat (beam/length ratio of 3.4) designed to satisfy a program in which economy and seaworthiness were top priorities.


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

Small blue water cruiser with Junk rig, inside steering station, and accommodation for up to four persons. Suitable for home boatbuilders, all wood construction, lead ballast cast in small pigs.

Half Model Plan GLORIANA

N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1891. A revolutionary yacht, she featured a convex bow rather than the then-current long, hollow entrance. Overall length of the finished model is 36″.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical...

Long Lake

Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 

Light and fast, a 20' tortured plywood, decked dayboat: both a double kayak and a single scull in one hull. Her 'midship' section is similar to Aleut kayaks.

9' 6" Nutshell Saling Kit

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Oars, sail, small outboard

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.

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