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

DP 14'

Paolo Lodigiani
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Simplicity of construction, user friendliness (both for single or double) and high performance – all of this with reasonable costs. These are the main priorities which lie at the base of the DP 14’ design and which justify the main choices made,...


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This boat, with a LOA of 8 mt,develops an internal volume such as to allow 6 crew members a sailing cruise.

The hull lines and deck lines are to corner for simplicity of construction, and are harmonized with the hull volume. The interior...

Chester Yawl

John C. Harris
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Traditional "Whitehall" elegance in a stitch-and-glue kit. For casual single and tandem rowing, we do not believe there is a better build-your-own-boat kit than the Chester Yawl.


Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
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Kiska is a wood strip/epoxy single kayak. Based on Greenland kayak lines, this low volume kayak is playful but tracks well

Murphy - RYD-16.2

Paul "PAR" Riccelli
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handy novice

RYD-16.2 is a wholesome dayboat that can be rigged as a free standing cat or sloop. Large, roomy cockpit, taped seam construction, centerboard and kick-up rudder.

27' 6" Sloop, Controversy

Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This design has a built-down keel to provide a deeper bilge, a centerboard housed entirely within the ballast keel, and a straight sheer.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkhead / frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

Candlefish 13

Sam Devlin
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The candlefish is a versatile small fishing boat. Originally designed to be a cartoppable fishing skiff for high latitude rivers and lakes, she has also proven to be an excellent yacht tender.

With one person aboard, she draws about 4.5...

Half Model Plan PAPOOSE

Edward Burgess
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by Edward Burgess in 1887, and the inspiration for the 40′ class.

The plans produce a model that is 22″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans, historical information about the boat, step-by-step instructions and...