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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755 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Delfini

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

This is the 19′ x 6′ version of Delfini with a semi flat bottomed hull, i.e. a narrow flat central portion with V’d bilge panels. This should give a reasonable compromise between economy and rough water ability and the flat central section...

Thomson 11' Skiff

Designer: 
Asa Thomson
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Flat-bottomed rowing skiff elegant enough for a yacht tender.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

No lofting is required

Plans include 1 sheet.

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Designer: 
Rick Loheed
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

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.

Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

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

Designed by Joel White, the original boat was built plank-on-frame by Jimmy Steele (of Peapod fame), but no plans were ever drawn-until now.

Tom Hill and Eric Dow have taken lines off the original boat and Tom built the prototype and has...

Coot

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
easy

The Coot is a handy little yacht tender with a lot of capacity. The “pram” style design has transoms at boat ends, this provides a lot of capacity in a short length and has the added benefit for the first-time wooden boat...

18' 8" Mackinaw

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required

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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...

Optimist Dinghy Template Plans

Designer: 
Clark Mills
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

If you are considering building a wood-epoxi Optimist dinghy, you will definitely need our Optimist Dinghy Template Plans.

The Optimist Dinghy Template Plans not only contain the description and dimensions of each and every part, all...