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

Shellback Sailing Kit

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

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...

RoofRack

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A small and very simple tender to fit inside a station wagon or on a roofrack, this little plywood dink will suit some one wanting a tender for their small yacht or motorboat.

KIS 4.0

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

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...

Slingshot 16

Designer: 
Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Over the years, many of the folks who have visited my web site (www.DIY-Tris.com) have requested building plans and most of those requests have been for “Laura’s Boat” - a 16′ trimaran that I originally built for my wife (who wanted one of her...

Catboat

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

Chesapeake Double

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

The success of the proven Chesapeake™ hull shape led quickly to demands for similar tandem and three-person designs. The Chesapeake Double™ and Triple™ are high-volume touring boats, with a 700lb payload that belies their surprising speed. Even...

18' 6" Redwing

Designer: 
Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Redwing- a gentle, shoal-draft, low-powered
(5 to 10-hp), sheet-plywood outboard cruiser - can live on her trailer.

Whenever you wish, she'll be ready to go exploring.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames, OR...

THALAS 16'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The length of the American Whitehall of the 19th century was between 13′ and 23′. 16′ was the most typical length and the boats were built for 2 or 3 rowers. The classical boat has been re-elaborated to make the design of the boat coherent with...

Siri

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled amateur

An 18' daysailer/beach cruiser available in multiple configurations: gaff sloop or balanced-lug yawl rig; traditional plank-on-frame, glued lapstrake, or cold-molded construction; keel or centerboard