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

Discrete - RYD-14.11

Paul "PAR" Riccelli
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Discrete - RYD-14.11 is a popular little pocket cruiser. She's not to be confused with others her size, this is a little ship in every regard and fully self righting. This is the schooner version.

GulfStream 28

Jacques Mertens
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some experience

The GulfStream 28 is a moderate vee, relatively narrow boat (beam/length ratio of 3.4) designed to satisfy a program in which economy and seaworthiness were top priorities.


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A CAT Power Sailer is a power cat capable of 12 to 30 knots under power and 12 to 18 knots under sail.

These catamarans were designed to be built using the fibreglass panel

Pulling Boat, LIZ

Ken Bassett
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Elegant, high-performance, sliding-seat pulling boat designed to mitigate the speed-robbing pitching associated with some sliding-seat craft.
Construction: Lapstrake planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded,...

65 ft Trawler

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This is a well tested design for long range ocean passages. It has a heavy steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Propulsion is by twin Cat engines driving open props protected by heavy skegs.

The Open Boat

Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

13' 7" MACGREGOR Canoe

Iain Oughtred
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Basic to Intermediate

Beamier, but no less elegant than the Wee Rob, this more stable double-paddle canoe can carry sail better.

Any of the three lengths (13′ 6″, 15′ 8″, or 17′ 3″) can be built using the same plans.

You’ll notice the different stem...

Long Lake

Dave Kuperstein
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Light and fast, a 20' tortured plywood, decked dayboat: both a double kayak and a single scull in one hull. Her 'midship' section is similar to Aleut kayaks.

Workstar Rescue

Rob Humphreys Yacht Design/Working Boats UK Ltd
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This is a refreshing new approach to kit boats. This is modern wooden boatbuilding. An update of the traditional garvey, the Workstar Rescue is handsome, fast, seaworthy and safe. Prefix System® kit boats are a very affordable way to get afloat...