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.

 

853 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

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...

Catboat

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

Baby Tender

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate/Beginner

The cradle boat Baby Tender is an adaptation of the classic yacht tender carried aboard many of the finest yachts during the time when wooden boatbuilding was truly an art. The boat has a length of 45 in. and a beam of 22 in. Construction is...

Pulling Boat, LIZ

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Elegant, high-performance, sliding-seat pulling boat designed to mitigate the speed-robbing pitching associated with some sliding-seat craft.
Construction: Lapstrake planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded,...

Navigator

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

Some of John's description follows --

“Navigator has turned out to be the surprise package of...

Chesapeake 17

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

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

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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i550 sport boat

Designer: 
Chris Beckwith
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

The i550 is a very popular 18 foot stitch and glue design. Simple construction and avid builder blogs and websites add a sense of community and support for the builder. It is sloop rigged with an asymetric spinnaker and the powerful sailplan is...