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

Daysailer 30'

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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If we have to base ourselves on market demand before 2008, the two daysailers that we propose are very small. At that time, generally characterized by a continuous increase in boat size, it seemed as though a daysailer could not be less than 12 m...


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A series of Catamaran Houseboats/canal boats has been designed with electric propulsion.

The boats have been designed to meet dimensional restrictions of the french canal waterways, however the design can be easily adapted to other inland...

DragonFlyer 3.2 kit

John Brooks
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to intermediate

DragonFlyer 3.2 is a great boat for all ages to build. We built the first boat, Zip, with our four kids, then aged seven to twelve and they all had a great time and learned along the way. The kit includes precision-cut, high-quality marine...


Brad Christensen
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner, but with some woodworking experience

Beautiful 8 ft mahogany runabout with electric power. Great for children but will accommodate adult(s).

Chester Yawl

John C. Harris
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Traditional "Whitehall" elegance in a stitch-and-glue kit. For casual single and tandem rowing, we do not believe there is a better build-your-own-boat kit than the Chester Yawl.

Shearwater 17

Eric Schade
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The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

Lumber Yard Skiffs

Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...

Alden 18' O Boat

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A safe, versatile round-bottomed daysailer with generous freeboard and deep cockpit.

Construction Method: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required