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

Pilot Schooner 28

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Swansea Pilot Schooner, flush-decked cruiser, based on the earliest type (late 18th/early 19th century). This vessel is intended for open ocean cruising.

Alden 21' Double-Ender

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 

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...


Peterson Associates Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 

10′ x 3′8″ Double Ender Dinghy.

Designed for paddling, rowing or sailing and for construction in laminated wood or fiberglass.

Able to carry on car top as canoe or on boat deck as yacht tender.

Seats three and has two...

Orca 21

Evan Gatehouse
Skill Level to Build: 

A serious extended expedition touring kayak, double or triple, designed to carry a large load safely and with ample stability.


Peterson Associates, Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 

Auxiliary cruising sloop evolving from the Hudson River and Friendship sloops.

Excellent for single handling with 450 sq. ft. of working sails, open decks and large cockpit.

Arrangement includes two berths with optional pipe berths...

12' WEE ROB Canoe

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

Light, elegant double-paddle canoe for glued-seam lapstrake construction.

Can be built 12′, 13′ 7″, or 15′ 2″ from the same set of plans.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional...


John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate/ Advanced

"PocketShip" is a small cruising sailboat of refined model, meant to sail well on all points, provide dry camping accommodations for one or two adults, and tow behind a four-cylinder car.