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

Chester Yawl

John C. Harris
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Traditional "Whitehall" elegance in a stitch-and-glue kit. For casual single and tandem rowing, we do not believe there is a better build-your-own-boat kit than the Chester Yawl.

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,...

Selkie Kayak Kit

John Lockwood
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The Selkie takes two of our most popular boats (The Arctic Tern 14 and the Murrelet) and marries them into one elegant, light weight boat that petite women, or those looking for a tight fitting play boat, will love. John Lockwood nailed his...

12' Marisol

Gifford Jackson
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Open daysailer featuring plywood construction.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood over sawn frames

No lofting is required

Rig: Sliding Gunter

Plans include 35 sheets

Slingshot 19

Frank Smoot
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The‘Slingshot 19’ is basically a 2-seat version of the ‘Slingshot 16’ trimaran. We offer plans for this 19′ boat because we have received so many requests for a 2-seater. It is approximately 15% bigger in all dimensions than the Slingshot 16, and is about 40% heavier. It has a wider beam if you go for the optional folding aka, and can carry significantly more sail.

29' Gartside Cutter

Paul Gartside
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Displacing more than 18,000 lbs, this is a big 29′ boat. She has a set of lines you can fall in love with. Construction: Carvel-planked over laminated frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 5...

Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

30' Malabar Jr

John Alden
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Carvel-planked, outside ballasted cruiser with choice of three or four berths.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Sail Area : Sloop - 528 sq. ft., Yawl - 579 sq....