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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701 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

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...

Merry Wherry

Designer: 
Ron Mueller
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

The Merry Wherry is a friendly choice for recreational rowing. 15ft single rower. There’s not another boat like it- a fifteen year heritage of continual refinement. She's stable and friendly to all rowers new and ol

Virginia Park

Designer: 
Reff Reinhart
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Virginia Park is an elegant lapstrake launch. Featured in WoodenBoat #234, Sept. – Oct. 2013, Virginia Park is built in the glued lapstrake method with steam bent frames. It features a short forward deck, aft deck with splash well for the...

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...

Wizard sailing catamaran

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
average

The WIZARD is a 22ft sailing catamaran design that offers 5–6 berths in 3 cabins, standing headroom, easy trailing, stability AND performance. For the first time in a trailable catamaran there is a genuine double bunk.

It is legally...

Kastri

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

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...

16' 6" Resolute

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Developed in response to requests from heavier and wider paddlers who also wanted a shorter boat, this stable load carrier is excellent for the novice kayaker.

Texas Sled 18

Designer: 
Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience

The TX18 is an inverted vee boat, Hickman sled type designed for fishing the flats along the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere a shallow draft boat must go long distance in choppy seas.