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.

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Sea Island Sport

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Sea Island Sport is CLC’s response to hundreds of requests for an attractive stitch-and-glue sit-on-top kayak. Credit for the design goes to Nick Schade.

Half Model Plan NYMPH

Designer: 
Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Keel/centerboard cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1888 and first of his “Compromise 40-footers”.

The plans produce a model that is 25″ long.

You’ll receive 4 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...

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...

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Designer: 
Rick Loheed
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...

Sea Kayak SEGUIN

Designer: 
Rob Bryan
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Fast and slim, Seguin’s 21 1/2″ beam will challenge and reward experienced paddlers.

Built of 4mm plywood, this hard-chined, stitch-and-glue sea kayak includes a retractable skeg that will provide balance and control.

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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.

WP 500

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

The recent America’s Cup has proven what is the potential of fast acceleration with a trimaran hull “piercing bow,” that is designed to penetrate the wave and not to float on the waves. Beyond the result the difference in behavior between Oracle...

Lumber Yard Skiffs

Designer: 
Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...

Thomas 50 Dutch Barge

Designer: 
Nick Branson
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Aesthetics are important for pride in ownership and above the waterline the Thomas carries all the character and grace of the original big brothers. No mistaking the raking counter, heavy sheer and purposeful air. Below the waterline is a...