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

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 

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...

Beaver Canoe

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Construction: Strip planked and glass/epoxy sheathed.

Alternative construction: Cold molded, traditional wood and canvas lapstrake plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

30' Malabar Jr

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 

Carvel-planked, outside ballasted cruiser with choice of three or four berths.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Sail Area : Sloop - 528 sq. ft., Yawl - 579 sq....

WP 500

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 

The recent America’s Cup has proven what is the potential of fast acceleration with a trimaran hull “piercing bow,” that is designed to penetrate the wave and not to float on the waves. Beyond the result the difference in behavior between Oracle...


Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 

In the spring of 2013, I started to write a book called, How to Design a Boat using SketchUp 3D Software. The subject matter was my design, ‘Kalostyn’. After preparing a file of over 500 screenshots, I realised that, for the purpose of...

Sea Bright 18

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (Full-Size Patterns included)


LOA: 18′
BEAM: 5′ 1″
DRAFT: 8 ½″
WEIGHT: 350 to 500 lbs depending on construction & use.
RIG: Ketch—Sprit main, balance jib and sprit mizzen

TYPE: New Jersey Beach Skiff....


Peterson Associates, Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 

Auxiliary cruising sloop evolving from the Hudson River and Friendship sloops.

Excellent for single handling with 450 sq. ft. of working sails, open decks and large cockpit.

Arrangement includes two berths with optional pipe berths...