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


Warren Jordan
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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.


Nick Schade
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The Coot is a handy little yacht tender with a lot of capacity. The “pram” style design has transoms at boat ends, this provides a lot of capacity in a short length and has the added benefit for the first-time wooden boat...

PT Eleven nesting dinghy

Russell Brown
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attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT 11 is a very versatile boat. It rows, sails, and motors and it does all those things exceptionally well. It also nests for carrying on the deck of your sailboat or in the back of a vehicle. Designed with serious cruising in mind, our aim...

15' 0" Freedom 15

Steve Killing
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Like its sisterships, the Freedom 15 features an asymmetrical hull with a fine bow and slightly fuller stern. Great for camping, day trips, fishing and just playing around.

7' 7" Nutshell Sailing Kit

Joel White
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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.xx

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

Skoota 28

Woods Designs
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The Skoota 28 is a 28 ft plywood demountable coastal cruising power catamaran for a couple. Ideal for the European canals, the PNW or the Great Loop. It will demount for transport on a flat bed lorry/truck or could even be towed by a large car...

Lumber Yard Skiffs

Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...