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

18' 8" Mackinaw

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required



Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 

A quickly, easily and inexpensively built solo canoe, that can be built by one person with hand tools in three days. Complete plans and step-by-step instructions. A great family boatbuilding project.

Sassafras 12

Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 

An ultralight solo pack canoe weighing in at 26 lbs. Carry the boat in one hand, your paddle in the other.

Pinguino 145 Wooden Kayak Kit

John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner- No prior woodworking experience required

Stable, comfortable, and well-mannered, the Pinguino is great for fishing, bird watching and photography. She is the perfect kayak for messing about in mild rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and coast.