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

Atlantic 17

Jon Persson
Skill Level to Build: 
Journeyman; moderately experienced

First launched in 2000, the Atlantic 17 is a double-ended, modified dory designed for one or two rowers.

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Rick Loheed
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The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...


John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner- No Prior Woodworking Experience Required

The Coho is one of our best sellers for both day paddles and as a touring kayak. She has drawn high praise from a 5'2" woman and a 6'2" man alike, and is suited for both novice and advanced paddlers.

Jimmy Skiff

Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.


Paolo Lodigiani
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THALAS 13' draws inspiration from the Whitehall, the most classical American row boat of the XIX century but, thanks to the modern construction techniques, is much lighter and has different hull lines

PIXIE, Beach Catamaran

Richard & Lilian Woods
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A fast daysailer of stitch-and-glue plywood construction. Dismantles for cartopping. Deep V-hulls, no centerboard. Construction: Stitch-and-glue plywood over bulkhead frames. No lofting required. Plans include 3 sheets.


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.