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


Geoff Van Gorkom
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to expert

The 30 footer has always been a popular and practical racer, particularly with amateur boat builders. To capitalize on this and bring more affordable boats into the market, Van Gorkom Yacht Design have entered the Open30 arena with an exciting...

Northwest Passage XL

Dave Kuperstein
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NWP XL is a very low drag touring kayak for paddlers weighing 180-250 pounds. Built from 4mm plywood in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit with these plans. Weigh less? see NWP.

12' 10" Pooduck Skiff

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This dinghy could be considered a big little boat.

She has a lot of excellent qualities: excellent rowing and sailing ability, easy construction, and mannerly towing habits.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.



Paolo Lodigiani
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POLLY, designed to compete in Diecipiedi (10 Foot) Class ( is rather large and stable. Quite comfortable for its size it may be used also for sailing excursions.

Jolly Boat Rocker

Warren Jordan
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Jolly Boat is a rocking toy boat designed to provide years of make-believe nautical adventure for the young sailor, It is an adaptation of the classic flatiron skiff, a type that generations of “old salts” remember fondly as their first “real”...

Malabar II

John Alden
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An oceangoing auxiliary cruiser featuring stout but simple carvel construction.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.

Northeaster Dory

John C. Harris
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The Northeaster Dory is small enough to be rowed singly, but big enough for tandem rowing with two adults. Even four adults have comfortable seating. Performance rowers may add a sliding seat.

28' Bermuda Runabout

Nelson Zimmer
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The longest runabout we offer, this 28' high-speed, triple cockpit runabout will also require highly skilled builders, but oh, the rewards...

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames.

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.