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


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.

Volare Console

Andrew Walters
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‘Volare’ comes in two versions. This is the console version, the utility version is available as a separate set of plans. They’re both 15′4″ long and 5′ wide.

Her length is that of two sheets of 8′ plywood and she’s built in two halves (...

Capriccio 21

Enrico Macera and Matteo Costa
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In designing Capriccio we have been inspired by the aesthetics of the classic sport runabouts of the Thirties, which had the pilot seat in the extreme aft-wards of the boat and a powerful engine under a long deck in front of them. We kept the...


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October 8th, 1977, twenty-four “21 feet sailing boats” single handed left Penzance (United Kingdom) for Antigua with a stopover in Tenerife.

The smallest offshore racing boats were born and so was favourite race: the Mini Transat....

Riva Scoiattolo

Classic Wooden boat Plans-Riva 1953 original paper plans

At 14 feet this is Riva’s only outboard powered design. Originally designed in the 1950s, only some 150 were ever produced. A very rare outboard with limited images of original examples anywhere.

The Scoiattolo is complete with flooring...

Cypress Pirogue

Nicholas Poret
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Everyone from Louisiana seems to remember that cypress pirogue boat Pawpaw kept in his barn. Cypress pirogues have since become a relic of the past. Pirogues are flat bottom boats designed to paddle shallow swamps and marshes. Most of them were...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

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.


Palm Beach Runabout

Nelson Zimmer
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This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.