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


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Very simple

Simple sheet plywood sports rowing boat, stitch and tape construction. As easy to build as it gets!

Half Model Plan PETREL

John Hyslop
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by John Hyslop in 1876. An early combination of English and American ideas, PETREL was designed according to the wave form theory.

You’ll receive 2 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step...


Andrew Walters
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In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...


Doug Hylan
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Thank you for considering my plans for BOWLER, a “cruising” version of my TOP HAT launch. These boats are descended from Harry Bryan’s inspired Handy Billy design, which in turn can trace it’s origins back to William Hand's vee bottom designs...

14' 10" Runabout, RASCAL

Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A modified V-bottom, with constant deadrise in its after sections. Construction: Plywood and Mahogany over sawn frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded, double laminated plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 8 sheets.

Chesapeake LT 17

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.


Flavio Faloci
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Flavio Faloci’s Presto Footy is a gaff-sloop with solid wood hull made of balsa for easy carving/shaping and light weight. The model does comply with the Footy Class rules even though she’s longer than a foot.

Presto fits in the 12″ x 6...