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

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

Guillemot

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

Construction: Glued lapstrake clinker plywood. Alternative construction: Traditional plank, cold molded and strip plank.

Sail Area: Lug 62 sq. ft.
Gunter sloop 72 sq. ft.
No Lofting required.
Plans include 6 sheets.

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:...

SAM

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

SAM is a pure racing boat built in composite with the sandwich technique. A prototype of this boat got a good result in World Championship of the class same years ago.

Nymph

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
easy

Lightweight strip-planked solo double-paddle canoe

9' 6" Nutshell Saling Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Oars, sail, small outboard

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with the...

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...