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

KIS 4.2S

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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We designed KIS dinghies in order to meet a very practical need of amateur boatbuilders. Since they often find themselves in trouble in building masts, sails and rig of their boats and are likely to spend in these items much more than what they...

16' Gentleman's Runabout

Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
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A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Please note:...

Albury Runabout

Albury Brothers / plans by Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Built by eye in the Bahamas for the last 40 years, Doug Hylan’s drawings allow for strip-planking or cold-molding.

Construction: Strip-planked over laminated frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded, plans included.


14' 6" Whilly Boat

Iain Oughtred
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Considered a smaller version of the well-loved Calendonia Yawl, the Whillyboat also takes its cues from traditional Norwegian small craft, and is an ideal daysailer.

Building won't be at all daunting, as she's glue-lap-ply...


Larry Burnett
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The T*Boat is a Wood / Plywood / Resin structure. The T* comes in 2 Versions. The T*5 is a one person version and the “Coming Soon” T*Six is a 2 person version. The T*5 can be built from scratch using our Drawing and Instruction Package. Or...

Half Model Plan SHADOW

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

Compromise sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1871. The plans produce a model that is 19″ long. When you purchase the set of plans, you also receive instructions on building by the "lift" method, as well as a bit of historical information on...

Floom, RYD-29.6

Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
Experienced because of size

Floom (RYD-29.6) is one in a series of river/houseboat designs. This version is available in two widths, 7' and 9'. The V bottom hull propels very easily, doesn't slap and is quite stable.

Wizard sailing catamaran

Woods Designs
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The WIZARD is a 22ft sailing catamaran design that offers 5–6 berths in 3 cabins, standing headroom, easy trailing, stability AND performance. For the first time in a trailable catamaran there is a genuine double bunk.

It is legally...