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

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

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...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

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

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...


John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate/ Advanced

"PocketShip" is a small cruising sailboat of refined model, meant to sail well on all points, provide dry camping accommodations for one or two adults, and tow behind a four-cylinder car.

Riva Scoiattolo

Classic Wooden boat Plans-Riva 1953 original paper plans

At 14 feet this is Riva’s only outboard powered design. Originally designed in the 1950s, only some 150 were ever produced. A very rare outboard with limited images of original examples anywhere.

The Scoiattolo is complete with flooring...

Workstar Fisherman

Rob Humphreys Yacht Design/Working Boats UK Ltd
Skill Level to Build: 

This is a refreshing new approach to kit boats. This is modern wooden boatbuilding. An update of the traditional garvey, the Workstar Fisherman is handsome, fast, seaworthy and safe. Prefix System® kit boats are a very affordable way to get...


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Some woodworking skills helpful

Classic daysailing yacht of glued plywood lapstrake construction suitable for first time builders. Choice of sloop, yawl or lugsail rigs, carries up to six and is suitable for coastal cruising.