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 WOOD hull material. And if you’re in the market for a boat to build, this is a fine place to start.

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701 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

DP 14'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The main priorities which lie at the base of the DP 14' design are: simplicity of construction, user friendliness (for single or double crew) and good performance - all of this with reasonable costs.

22'4" Dragonfly

Designer: 
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience required

The boat is nice to row - a good combination of tippy enough for an intermediate, yet after a few days a novice will get the hang of it.

28' Bermuda Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

The longest runabout we offer, this 28' high-speed, triple cockpit runabout will also require highly skilled builders, but oh, the rewards...

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

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Chesapeake LT 17

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

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.

Newport 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.

The Tandem Ashes Day

Designer: 
Trevor Paetkau
Skill Level to Build: 
Suitable for amatuer builders

A Light and Elegant Tandem for Day Paddlers and Light Overnighters. Easily driven, with moderate rocker and good initial stability.

The Ashes Tandem Day is quick to come up to speed, she’s maneuverable, and she’s beautiful.

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Northwest Passage XL

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP XL is a very low drag touring kayak for paddlers weighing 180-250 pounds. Built from 4mm plywood in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit with these plans. Weigh less? see NWP.