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

THALAS 13'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
basic

THALAS 13' draws inspiration from the Whitehall, the most classical American row boat of the XIX century but, thanks to the modern construction techniques, is much lighter and has different hull lines

Alden 21' Double-Ender

Designer: 
John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A trim, rugged, carvel-planked cruiser with simple accommodations for two and a choice of gaff or marconi rig.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip Lofting is required...

Kalostyn

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Kalostyn was designed as the subject matter of a book that I had planned to write called, How to design a boat using SketchUp 3D software.

I created a design that had lots of curves in order to demonstrate how to put these...

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Designer: 
Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Designer: 
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...

Sea Bright 18

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

SEA BRIGHT (MICROCRUISER) 18

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....

12' Catspaw Dinghy

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

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...

K-48

Designer: 
Paul Kotzebue
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

48 ft Daysailer based on the 40 Square Meter class.

PALOMA SAILING

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

PALOMA is an open sailing boat for family excursions. It’s a simple traditional and versatile boat which has been designed in three version as a small cruiser, as an open daysailer and as a motorboa