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

Chesapeake Sport Tandem

Chesapeake Light Craft
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This very narrow, very fast double is perfect for athletic couples who want to really cover the miles, whether it's for excercise, super-fast touring, or winning races.

Long Lake

Dave Kuperstein
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Light and fast, a 20' tortured plywood, decked dayboat: both a double kayak and a single scull in one hull. Her 'midship' section is similar to Aleut kayaks.

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...

Flats Skiff 18

Jacques Mertens
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easy build, could be a first boat

The Flats Stalker is a simple but rugged and easy to pole boat designed for hardcore skinny water sight fishing.



Roberts 345 - MC steel or aluminum, R/C Steel, Fiberglass, Wood Epoxy Originally this was designed for lightweight frameless multi-chine steel construction and met with such success that, due to dem

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...