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

Peeler Skiff

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

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

Mist

Designer: 
Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This cozy pocket cruiser combines simple sheet-plywood construction with more than a touch of elegance.

Her board-up draft of 1′6″ lets you explore secluded coves and is easy to haul with a trailer.

Construction: Plywood planking...

Chesapeake 18

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

26' Gaff Sloop

Designer: 
Wilder B. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Shallow-draft, V-bottomed pocket cruiser with spartan accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames

Alternative construction: Strip or plywood

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

Caledonia Yawl II

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional plank, cold molded and strip plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 10 sheets.

This is the 7 plank per side, which some folks will feel is...

16' 0" Prospector

Designer: 
Ted Moores
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry.

Northwest Passage

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP is a very low-drag touring kayak intended for paddlers weighing 150-200 pounds. Built from 4 mm plywood, in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit! Heavier? try NWP XL.

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Designer: 
Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

17’ Kayak, Endeavor

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Steve Killing’s design is fast becoming well-known, in part due to the Endeavour being build in many a WoodenBoat School class, as well as being the featured boat in the Ted Moores book Kayakcraft.

This is the boat for you, even if you...