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.


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Half Model Plan WAVE

Cornelius Gorman
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Wide, shallow racing sloop designed by Cornelius Gorman in 1878. The plans produce a model that is 21″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions for half-hull building,using...


Andrew Walters
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In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

Alden 18' O Boat

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A safe, versatile round-bottomed daysailer with generous freeboard and deep cockpit.

Construction Method: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required


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.

Yankee Tender

Skill Level to Build: 

Capacious, seaworthy, flat-bottomed skiff weighing less than 150 lbs. Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.

19' Cat Schooner

William Garden
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The latest in Bill Garden’s idea of the perfect kid’s cruising boat. Simple enough to be put together in the garage, salty enough to daydream on, and safe enough as well. She’s quite a handsome double-ender, with a fixed keel. This is an “oh my...

Strike 18 sailing trimaran

Woods Designs

The 18ft STRIKE is a sailing trimaran design that uses a 16ft beach cat as the outriggers/amas and rig. The main hull is plywood and has a dory shape that is extremely easy to build. The cabin top is removable to convert a fast day sailing boat...


Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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SANPIERA is a re-elaborated version of the Sanpierota, a traditional boat of the Venetian lagoon which shows many particular and interesting features.


Paolo Lodigiani
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SILVER 333 is a very small classical runabout for one or two people which may easily be transported on top of a mid-size car roof.