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' 8" Mackinaw

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required

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Point Comfort 23

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

This boat is a larger version of my popular POINT COMFORT 18, a traditional Chesapeake Bay workboat type reinterpreted for simpler and more modern construction. Like her smaller sister, this design is drawn to use plywood – in large pieces where...

K8500

Designer: 
Paul Kotzebue
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

8.50 meter sailboat for short handed daysailing and overnight cruising.

7' 7" Nutshell Sailing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.xx

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with...

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...

Shearwater Sectional Sport

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

Developed by Chesapeake Light Craft, LLC, with designer Eric Schade, the 14′6″ Shearwater Sectional is a performance-oriented kayak that successfully bridges the gap between high performance, comfort, and stability. Spin loose five bolts at the...

Rifleman

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking skills

Rifleman was intended as an economical planing hulled speedboat suited for coastal inshore fishing. She is built of plywood and is intended for 15/20 hp outboard motors.