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

26' Gaff Sloop

Wilder B. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Shallow-draft, V-bottomed pocket cruiser with spartan accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames

Alternative construction: Strip or plywood

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.


Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 

Athelas is a 17'-2" open water recreational rower for one or two based on a lines sketch by N. G. Herreshoff. Built from 6 and 9 mm glued lapstrake plywood, she weighs 81 pounds and can be cartopped


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking skills required

Pathfinder is a big, classic, stable daysailer with space on board to set out two airbeds and sleeping bags on a flat floor, designed for home boatbuilders she is an exceptional performer under sail.

Talon 16' by Anders Boats

Tim Anders
Skill Level to Build: 

This 16 Talon is designed to give you more boat for less dollars! You will smile zooming over choppy waters with its smooth riding hull.

All simple stitch and glue techniques make this plans build boat fun and easy to construct. Its...


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

Catboat Tom Cat

William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 

Tom Cat is a shoal draft catboat of plank-on-frame construction, but strip construction would do as well.

Lofting is required.

Sail area is 120 sq. ft.

Plan includes 9 sheets.

13' 7" MACGREGOR Canoe

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Beamier, but no less elegant than the Wee Rob, this more stable double-paddle canoe can carry sail better.

Any of the three lengths (13′ 6″, 15′ 8″, or 17′ 3″) can be built using the same plans.

You’ll notice the different stem...


Edward Sutt
Skill Level to Build: 

The JAM 8 is a true personal watercraft. While only 7 foot 4 inches long, it can carry up to 200 pounds. The JAM 8 is perfect for exploring flat water rivers, ponds and marshes.