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.


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Chesapeake Double

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The success of the proven Chesapeake™ hull shape led quickly to demands for similar tandem and three-person designs. The Chesapeake Double™ and Triple™ are high-volume touring boats, with a 700lb payload that belies their surprising speed. Even...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
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An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...


Paolo Lodigiani
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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

Northwest Passage

Dave Kuperstein
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NWP is a very low-drag touring kayak intended for paddlers weighing 150-200 pounds. Built from 4 mm plywood, in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit! Heavier? try NWP XL.

Vik 172

Erik Lerouge
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Vik 172 is the latest evolution from Vik 165 to obtain even more speed, comfort and style! She uses the latest technical progresses to facilitate her handling while short handed.

Among the standard features:

  • Maximum
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Merry Wherry Two

Ron Mueller
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Designed For Capacity The Merry Two is the versatile Merry - row with a partner, take a friend as a passenger, or row by yourself - perfect for the larger rower. Or tour as Matt Kirchoff did with his son, on a one month trip exploring the outer...

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.