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

MIA 15

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Mia was the second design that I published, a 12′ runabout, inspired in part by William Jackson's 1955 design for the “Ace” which was produced by the Sande Boat Works between 1956 and 1962 (www.sandeace.com), and in part by the 1950’s designs of...

ATHELAS

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Athelas is a 17'-2" open water recreational rower for one or two based on a lines sketch by N. G. Herreshoff. Built from 6 and 9 mm glued lapstrake plywood, she weighs 81 pounds and can be cartopped

Half Model Plan SCHEMER

Designer: 
Isaac P. Wilkins
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Late 19th-century skimming-dish sloop designed by Isaac P. Wilkins.

Said to have been the most intelligently designed of the extreme skimming-dishes, she had a wide, shoal hull fitted with a centerboard and a huge press of sail.

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Explorer

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
Begginer

A boat to take you to all the shallow water places that most sailors never see up close (deep water places too). At only 95 lbs it is easily car topped or trailered and can even be launched from many places without a ramp. Designed to be...

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....

Night Heron

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

An Inuit inspired strip planked sea kayak. Fast, efficient and responsive. A graceful design that paddles beautifully

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...