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.

 

831 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Petrel Play

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Paddlers are demanding versatility AND performance from their sea kayaks these days. Little by little, designers like Nick Schade are squeezing huge performance out of compact dimensions.

The Petrel Play is just 14 feet long, a length...

15' 3" / 16' 2" Freedom Solo

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Freedom 15′3″ or 16′2″ — modern efficient pleasure canoe. The Freedom Solo is the result of a unique project initiated in the spring of 2006. Steve Killing had been considering a new solo tripping canoe design and, coincidentally, discussions on...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No...

Palm Beach Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Half Model Plan SHADOW

Designer: 
N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Compromise sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1871. The plans produce a model that is 19″ long. When you purchase the set of plans, you also receive instructions on building by the "lift" method, as well as a bit of historical information on...

PUCK 550

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The PUCK reflects the spirit of the original class which was to create a boat used in regattas but also suitable for coastal cruising, easy to carry and inexpensive.
All of these features are found in PUCK, a boat comfortable and stable,...

Fantail Launch, by Bolger

Designer: 
Philip C. Bolger
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required....

ONDINA

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

ONDINA is a kayak designed with little compromise and destined to those who wish to experience long excursions at sea, it is pleasant to row, stable and, above all, fast.

DP 14'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

Simplicity of construction, user friendliness (both for single or double) and high performance – all of this with reasonable costs. These are the main priorities which lie at the base of the DP 14’ design and which justify the main choices made,...