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

10' 2" OUGHTRED Acorn (Puffin)

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Resembling her 8′ cousin more than the sleeker 12′ Acorn, this chunky dinghy will be a good load carrier for her length—and she looks very, very British.

Oughtred saves you from guess work by showing precisely how her planking should be...

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

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...

Martha's Tender

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

An easy-towing, easy-rowing tender featuring simple plywood construction and good capacity.

Construction: Plywood

No lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets.

GIORMAX

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Even if it does not show, GIORMAX is a classical boat as it is a replica of an Italian boat which was popular in the nineteen-thirties.

Diana

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

Inspired by the reconstruction of a 1950's boat.

Shearwater 16

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

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

16' Gentleman's Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Please note:...

Skana

Designer: 
Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Skana is a single cockpit, wood strip kayak designed for multi-day use. The design is 17'4 in LOA with a max beam of 24". It has moderate rocker with average volume.