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.

 

831 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Joansa

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking

Light plywood lapstrake sports rowing boat, can carry a small outboard motor, quick and easy build. Built in bouyancy tanks.

GulfStream 28

Designer: 
Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience

The GulfStream 28 is a moderate vee, relatively narrow boat (beam/length ratio of 3.4) designed to satisfy a program in which economy and seaworthiness were top priorities.

Tolman Skiff Standard

Designer: 
Renn Tolman
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner-intermediate

Tolman Skiffs are thoroughly modern, ocean capable, vee bottom stitch and glue plywood boats with a dory ancestry. These skiffs are designed for Alaskan waters and are ideal for sport fishing, beach camping, cruising and general work or...

Peeler Skiff

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No...

Selkie Kayak Kit

Designer: 
John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

The Selkie takes two of our most popular boats (The Arctic Tern 14 and the Murrelet) and marries them into one elegant, light weight boat that petite women, or those looking for a tight fitting play boat, will love. John Lockwood nailed his...

Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Designed by Joel White, the original boat was built plank-on-frame by Jimmy Steele (of Peapod fame), but no plans were ever drawn-until now.

Tom Hill and Eric Dow have taken lines off the original boat and Tom built the prototype and has...

22' 11" Yawl BLUE MOON

Designer: 
Thomas Gillmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Comfortable round-bottomed ocean cruiser with carvel-planking and accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required.

Plans...

Elf

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets with photocopies of Classic Boat building series.

Sail Area - 53 sq. ft.

ZEN

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

ZEN is a very simple 10 Foot boat (www.diecipiedi.it) particularly narrow and therefore unstable. It is not the right boat for a beginner but, in the hands of a good helmsman, it may be fast.