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


Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
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Design Background

Insider is the product of my third collaborative venture with Frank Smoot, the designer and builder of some of the best small sailing trimarans around ( We both...

18' 6" Redwing

Karl Stambaugh
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Redwing- a gentle, shoal-draft, low-powered
(5 to 10-hp), sheet-plywood outboard cruiser - can live on her trailer.

Whenever you wish, she'll be ready to go exploring.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames, OR...

17' B. N. Morris Canoe

Rollin Thurlow
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Thurlow provides you with three different construction alternatives: wood-strip planking, with frames; woodstrip frameless planking covered with fiberglass; and wood-canvas construction.

Construction: Wood-canvas, wood-strip-plank or wood-...

Ribka Sea Kayak


Sea Kayak reasonable size, Ribka is stable, fast maneuvering and has a good tracking. This makes it an ideal kayak for the day hike. The plan is adaptable for small and large paddlers .

12' 10" Pooduck Skiff

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.


18' 8" Mackinaw

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required


Floom, RYD-29.6

Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
Experienced because of size

Floom (RYD-29.6) is one in a series of river/houseboat designs. This version is available in two widths, 7' and 9'. The V bottom hull propels very easily, doesn't slap and is quite stable.