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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Sharpie 24 Hampton Flattie

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Low to Moderate

24′ Chesapeake Bay Hampton Flattie

L.O.A.: 24′ 2″
L.W.L.: 22′ 8″
Beam: 7′ 9″
Draft: 2′ ½″/3′ 9″
Sail Area: 263 sq ft
Weight: 2,500# (approx)

Proportionately, this is the largest sharpie type known, and...

16' Perfect Skiff –Weld

Designer: 
Stephen Weld
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

The flat-bottomed skiff can be both the most and least refined craft afloat.

Popular by their ease of construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead frames.

Alternative construction: Cross-planked bottom,...

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.

Sail...

Passagemaker Dinghy

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully

13' 4" Melonseed skiff

Designer: 
Marc Barto
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam-bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...

15' RoG Micro-Cruiser

Designer: 
JF Bedard
Skill Level to Build: 
medium to advanced

An expedition micro that will accommodate 2 adults for a week-end or a single-hander for up to 5 days. Ability to take on some weather and deliver solid performance while doing so. For the crew: forgiving and predictable but fast & fun....

14' 10" Runabout, RASCAL

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A modified V-bottom, with constant deadrise in its after sections. Construction: Plywood and Mahogany over sawn frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded, double laminated plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 8 sheets.

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...

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...