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.

 

859 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Petrel Play

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Paddlers are demanding versatility AND performance from their sea kayaks these days. Little by little, designers like Nick Schade are squeezing huge performance out of compact dimensions.

The Petrel Play is just 14 feet long, a length...

22'4" Dragonfly

Designer: 
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience required

The boat is nice to row - a good combination of tippy enough for an intermediate, yet after a few days a novice will get the hang of it.

Almaguin 500

Designer: 
Matthew Marsh
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

A versatile, 5-metre utility runabout for cottagers, anglers and day trippers, ideal for the first-time builder.

Northeaster Dory

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Northeaster Dory is small enough to be rowed singly, but big enough for tandem rowing with two adults. Even four adults have comfortable seating. Performance rowers may add a sliding seat.

Chesapeake 14

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.

18' 6" Garden's Eel

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.

Plans...

Moschino

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

We illustrate the spiritual and sociological reasons that led us to state in the MOSCHINO the ideal boat for many of us. Now let's see the characteristics of what we present: it is inspired by the traditional rowing boats I remembered from the...

21' Pretty Marsh Runabout

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

21′ 2″ Inboard/outboard runabout, built of marine plywood.

Several design options include center console, outboard as well as inboard/outboard.

And, configurations also include different heights for the windshield.

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12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...