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

Atlantic 17

Jon Persson
Skill Level to Build: 
Journeyman; moderately experienced

First launched in 2000, the Atlantic 17 is a double-ended, modified dory designed for one or two rowers.

Chesapeake 16

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.


Paolo Lodigiani
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MOTH, designed according to the rules of the Classic Moth Class, is a fast and enjoyable boat. It has a narrow hull, designed so as to minimize wet surface, is relatively stable and planes easily.

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

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...

Petrel Play

Nick Schade
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Paddlers are demanding versatility AND performance from their sea kayaks these days. Little by little, designers like Nick Schade are squeezing huge performance out of compact dimensions.

The Petrel Play is just 14 feet long, a length...