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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

MIA 15

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Mia was the second design that I published, a 12′ runabout, inspired in part by William Jackson's 1955 design for the “Ace” which was produced by the Sande Boat Works between 1956 and 1962 (www.sandeace.com), and in part by the 1950’s designs of...

Peeler Skiff

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

Zipper

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Zipper is an 11 foot runabout based on designs of the 1950’s for Class ‘B’ stock utility racing boats by Hal Kelly and William Jackson.

This design differs from those of the period in that it is to be constructed in the 'Instant Boat'...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

Pathfinder

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking skills required

Pathfinder is a big, classic, stable daysailer with space on board to set out two airbeds and sleeping bags on a flat floor, designed for home boatbuilders she is an exceptional performer under sail.

The Silver Thread

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Silver Thread is a replica of a Cornish lug and mizzen used in the inshore fishing and as tender to larger vessels within harbors. The original boat, Summer Haze, was built in Padstow around 1908.

Simon Watts found and sailed the Haze for...