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.

 

832 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

THALAS 16'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The length of the American Whitehall of the 19th century was between 13′ and 23′. 16′ was the most typical length and the boats were built for 2 or 3 rowers. The classical boat has been re-elaborated to make the design of the boat coherent with...

12' 10" Pooduck Skiff

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This dinghy could be considered a big little boat.

She has a lot of excellent qualities: excellent rowing and sailing ability, easy construction, and mannerly towing habits.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

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Spike Skiff 12' 3"

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Please note: this design was formerly known as Pike.

Construction - Glue-lap-plywood flat bottom.

Alternative construction - Traditional plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 3 sheets with instructions.

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Zimmer 21' Utility Launch

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A fuel-efficient, carvel planked, displacement launch designed to be powered by a 6 to 8-hp diesel.

Comfortable for 2 people cruising or 6-8 people day running.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

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Hanze Yawl

Designer: 
Bert van Baar/Pepijn van Schaick
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Hanze Yawl was designed some years ago during a course on lofting at the Bootbouwschool in the Netherlands.

Bert van Baar, the owner of the school was very pleased about a Swedish design he had build previously in a project on the...

23' Double Ended Sloop

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Speed, good looks, and comfortable seating were the designer's main criteria for this double-ended centerboard daysailer.

Construction: Cold-molded over strip-planked inner skin.

Alternative construction: Strip, carvel planked...

Palm Beach Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...

Starlite Auxilary Cruiser

Designer: 
William D Jackson

With an overall length of 27 feet this lovely cruiser accommodates up to four passengers comfortably. Room in the head for bunks and a working galley. Great live in boat as well as a weekend cruiser depending on your own personal adventure needs...