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 WOOD 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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Alden 21' Double-Ender

Designer: 
John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A trim, rugged, carvel-planked cruiser with simple accommodations for two and a choice of gaff or marconi rig.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip Lofting is required...

ATHELAS

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

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

i550 sport boat

Designer: 
Chris Beckwith
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

The i550 is a very popular 18 foot stitch and glue design. Simple construction and avid builder blogs and websites add a sense of community and support for the builder. It is sloop rigged with an asymetric spinnaker and the powerful sailplan is...

Martha's Tender

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

An easy-towing, easy-rowing tender featuring simple plywood construction and good capacity.

Construction: Plywood

No lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets.

16' 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...

20' Maid of Endor

Designer: 
John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This 20′ cutter will prove challenging to build, but will reward your efforts with incomparable charm and grace.

Atkin specifies traditional plank-on-frame construction.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steamed frames.

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Sampan 36 Houseboat

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Low

The SAMPAN 36 HOUSEBOAT is a simple, pragmatic floating home suitable for a couple with a child. It is self-contained and intended for use in a marina or at anchor. It may employ an outboard motor, or simply be towed to a semi-permanent mooring...

Shearwater 16

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

Newt

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A quickly, easily and inexpensively built solo canoe, that can be built by one person with hand tools in three days. Complete plans and step-by-step instructions. A great family boatbuilding project.