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

Old Gaffer

Peterson Associates Inc.
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18′ double ended, auxiliary daysailer. Gaff rigged sloop with large cockpit and small cudy forward. Traditional carvel construction with outboard rudder and ballast keel. Many boat built to this design over the years including some by amateur...

Half Model Plan SCHEMER

Isaac P. Wilkins
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Late 19th-century skimming-dish sloop designed by Isaac P. Wilkins.

Said to have been the most intelligently designed of the extreme skimming-dishes, she had a wide, shoal hull fitted with a centerboard and a huge press of sail.


Vik 180

Erik Lerouge
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Vik 180 is an ultra-modern approach to the program of entertaining 8 guests in the best of comfort with a high average speed. Her length is not used to pile on many cabins but to give space, privacy, beauty and comfortable motion.



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...

Optimist Dinghy Template Plans

Clark Mills
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner / Intermediate

If you are considering building a wood-epoxi Optimist dinghy, you will definitely need our Optimist Dinghy Template Plans.

The Optimist Dinghy Template Plans contain the descriptions, materials and dimensions of each and every part, all...


John Spencer/Peter Tait
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/any level

The FireBug is a small sailboat or yacht that you can amateur build at home, sailing club or school, then learn to sail. It's easy to sail and will be the fastest boat on the bay. Low cost too!


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...