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

Willow Sea Kayak

Bill Thomas
Skill Level to Build: 

The Willow is ideal for day paddles, but has the volume and solid performance required of a true expedition kayak. Featured in a how to build article in WB #195-197, taught at the WoodenBoat School.


Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 

This gozzo is a modern version of a traditional Italian small fishing boat: built as an open boat and without having performance as a priority in mind, it is easy to row, seaworthy and pleasant to use

Penny Fee

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction - Traditional, cold-molded and strip plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets.

Sail Area - Lug 87 sq. ft.

Sloop 104 sq. ft.


Half Model Plan NYMPH

Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Keel/centerboard cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1888 and first of his “Compromise 40-footers”.

The plans produce a model that is 25″ long.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...


Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This cozy pocket cruiser combines simple sheet-plywood construction with more than a touch of elegance.

Her board-up draft of 1′6″ lets you explore secluded coves and is easy to haul with a trailer.

Construction: Plywood planking...