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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699 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Catboat

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

Echo Bay Dory Skiff

Designer: 
Clint Chase / Chase Small Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Fun / Lightweight / Simple & Classic

Specifications:

  • LOA 11′ 7″
  • LWL 8′ 6″
  • Beam 48 3/4″
  • Draft (board up/down) 5″/27″
  • Depth amidships 14 1/2″
  • Sail Area 50 (lug) 45 sf (sprit)
  • ...

Simon Watts Sea Urchin Dinghy

Designer: 
Sam Manning, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

These handsome, practical row boats were routinely built by Nova Scotia shipwright, Jim Smith in six days, painted and ready for the water.

Simon Watts’ designs for these boats are a great way to get introduced to boatbuilding and rowing....

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...

Sapphire 27

Designer: 
George Hisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Reasonable woodworking skills

The Sapphire 27 is developed from our very successful Design No. 056, to give a more traditional cruising oriented layout both down below and on deck. Modifications include a little more freeboard, better headroom throughout, a simpler, more...

Fisherman 23

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
expert

The design of the Fisherman 23′ came from the request of a customer to build a sport fishing boat, fast, trailerable and also comfortable for family trips.
It’s a boat of modern design that is inspired by the American fisherman, with forms...

Ribka Sea Kayak

Designer: 
Allel BEHIDJ

Sea Kayak reasonable size, Ribka is stable, fast maneuvering and has a good tracking. This makes it an ideal kayak for the day hike. The plan is adaptable for small and large paddlers .

Navigator

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Some woodworking skills helpful

Classic daysailing yacht of glued plywood lapstrake construction suitable for first time builders. Choice of sloop, yawl or lugsail rigs, carries up to six and is suitable for coastal cruising.

Nymph

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
easy

Lightweight strip-planked solo double-paddle canoe