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.

 

830 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Jimmy Skiff

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

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.

25' 9" Lubec Boat

Designer: 
Brewer, Wallstrom and Assoc.
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A double-ended boat legendary for its sea keeping abilities. These plans provide very complete drawings covering everything from backbone to masthead. Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames. Alternative construction: Carvel or cold-...

PIXIE, Beach Catamaran

Designer: 
Richard & Lilian Woods
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

A fast daysailer of stitch-and-glue plywood construction. Dismantles for cartopping. Deep V-hulls, no centerboard. Construction: Stitch-and-glue plywood over bulkhead frames. No lofting required. Plans include 3 sheets.

Olga 28

Designer: 
Mark Smaalders
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

The Olga 28 was designed as a light, relatively fuel efficient cruising boat for the waters around Orcas Island, in the Salish Sea, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia meet. Strong currents are the norm, and while winds in...

Miscellaneous

Designer: 
Hacker, Riva, Switzer, Donzi
Skill Level to Build: 
Novice to advanced

A growing collection of Gentlemans Racers, inboards, outboards from designers such as Hacker, Zimmer, Switzer and Riva. Plans are in Adobe reader format able to be printed at any large print shop.

START 80

Designer: 
ACDesign
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

This boat, with a LOA of 8 mt,develops an internal volume such as to allow 6 crew members a sailing cruise.

The hull lines and deck lines are to corner for simplicity of construction, and are harmonized with the hull volume. The interior...

Lightning Class

Designer: 
Sparkman & Stephens
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

Easy to build and fun to sail for the entire family. World wide racing, perfect for daysailing or great beach cruising.

Design by Sparkman & Stephens. Traditional plank on frame construction or modern plywood/epoxy construction....

13' 9" Willy Winship

Designer: 
John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Flat-bottomed sailing skiff. Plans options include cross-planked or plywood bottom.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative constuction: Plywood, glued lapstrake plywood

Lofting is required

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ZEN

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

ZEN is a very simple 10 Foot boat (www.diecipiedi.it) particularly narrow and therefore unstable. It is not the right boat for a beginner but, in the hands of a good helmsman, it may be fast.

CAT 65 MOTOR SAILER

Designer: 
Bruce Roberts-Goodson
Skill Level to Build: 
AVERAGE SKILLS.

CAT 65 MS STEEL KIT or Cutting files and plans. Plans are also available for Aluminum or fiberglass construction. This catamaran was designed for personal use or charter work.