Boat Plans & Kits

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755 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Original Gloucester Rocker

Designer: 
Buckley Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

It’s hard to imagine you could make a nicer gift for your favorite munchkin. Created by Buckley Smith (author of Moonsailors) this animated rocking dory is oozing with personality. The big sweeping sheer, traditional transom with a sculling...

13' 4" Melonseed skiff

Designer: 
Marc Barto
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam-bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...

14' 10" Outboard SPRITE

Designer: 
Atkin & Co.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An outboard skiff with a wide bottom and moderate rocker that contribute to stability and the ability to carry weight back aft.
Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative construction: Plywood or glued-lapstrake...

Chesapeake 16

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

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

17' 9" Freedom

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

The Freedom series has gained back the turning ability found in traditional canoe shapes, without sacrificing the speed of the modern hull

Pilot Schooner 28

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Swansea Pilot Schooner, flush-decked cruiser, based on the earliest type (late 18th/early 19th century). This vessel is intended for open ocean cruising.

Fantail Launch, by Bolger

Designer: 
Philip C. Bolger
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required....

Sassafras 16

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

Like many traditional canoes, the Sassafras 16 is symmetrical, bow and stern. This allows a solo paddler to sit facing backwards on the forward seat for better trim. An elegant lapstrake canoe for two