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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704 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

GOZZO 520

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

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

Original Gloucester Rocker

Designer: 
Buckley Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

It’s hard to imagine you could make a nicer gift for your favorite munchkin. Created by Buckley Smith (author of Moonsailors) this animated rocking dory is oozing with personality. The big sweeping sheer, traditional transom with a sculling...

14' 10" Outboard SPRITE

Designer: 
Atkin & Co.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An outboard skiff with a wide bottom and moderate rocker that contribute to stability and the ability to carry weight back aft.
Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative construction: Plywood or glued-lapstrake...

Coot

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
easy

The Coot is a handy little yacht tender with a lot of capacity. The “pram” style design has transoms at boat ends, this provides a lot of capacity in a short length and has the added benefit for the first-time wooden boat...

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

19' Cat Schooner

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

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...

15' Prospector 'Ranger'

Designer: 
Steve Killing Yacht Design Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Prospector 'Ranger' 15 - a pocket-sized prospector.

The Prospector models built by the Chestnut Canoe Company were made in lengths from 12 to 18 ft. filling a need for a canoe with greater carrying capacity than the Pleasure and Cruiser...