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.


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20' Spalding Utility Launch

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...

Half Model Plan MADGE

George L. Watson
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

British plank-on-edge cutter designed by George L. Watson in 1879.

The plans produce a model that is 23″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions and full-sized...

12' WEE ROB Canoe

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

Light, elegant double-paddle canoe for glued-seam lapstrake construction.

Can be built 12′, 13′ 7″, or 15′ 2″ from the same set of plans.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional...

15' Prospector 'Ranger'

Steve Killing Yacht Design Inc.
Skill Level to Build: 

Prospector 'Ranger' 15 - a pocket-sized prospector.

The Prospector models built by the Chestnut Canoe Company were made in lengths from 12 to 18 ft. filling a need for a canoe with greater carrying capacity than the Pleasure and Cruiser...

Martha's Tender

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 

An easy-towing, easy-rowing tender featuring simple plywood construction and good capacity.

Construction: Plywood

No lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets.


Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 

A 10 ft. traditional lapstrake-planked Norwegian style pram. Strikingly elegant but very practical rowing tender.