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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701 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

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

16' Quattro Catamaran

Designer: 
Richard and Lilian Woods
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

High performance beach cat which is striking to look at and exciting to sail. Well-detailed plans of simple and rugged stitch-and-glue plywood hulls.

Construction: Stitch-and-glue plywood over bulkhead frames.

No lofting is required...

22'6 Kingfisher Shell

Designer: 
Graeme King
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

V-bottomed single shell with sliding seat, outriggers and light plywood construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead-type frames.

No lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

18' Single Shell FIREFLY

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

An entry-level sliding-seat pulling boat. Provides rewarding speed in an easily built hull with enough stability to keep a beginner out of trouble. Construction: Plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

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

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

i550 sport boat

Designer: 
Chris Beckwith
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

The i550 is a very popular 18 foot stitch and glue design. Simple construction and avid builder blogs and websites add a sense of community and support for the builder. It is sloop rigged with an asymetric spinnaker and the powerful sailplan is...

K-28

Designer: 
Paul R. Kotzebue, PE
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Modified 15 Square Meter Skerry Cruiser. A minimalist daysailer and pocket cruiser with style.

28' Canoe Yawl, Rozinante

Designer: 
L.F. Herreshoff / Modifications by Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This hypnotically striking canoe yawl ranks among the most admired designs of our time.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steam-bent frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 9...

23' Double Ended Sloop

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Speed, good looks, and comfortable seating were the designer's main criteria for this double-ended centerboard daysailer.

Construction: Cold-molded over strip-planked inner skin.

Alternative construction: Strip, carvel planked...

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...