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.

 

859 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Pinocchio

Designer: 
Alex Bogdanov
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

“Pinocchio” was commissioned by my 7 year old son who wanted to learn paddling. He saw these kids paddling in small plastic kayaks which looked more like “bricks” or “barges” rather than boats. So he got intrigued but wanted something more “boat...

Shellback Sailing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with the...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No...

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...

Chester Yawl

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

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.

Vik 180

Designer: 
Erik Lerouge
Skill Level to Build: 
Medium

Vik 180 is an ultra-modern approach to the program of entertaining 8 guests in the best of comfort with a high average speed. Her length is not used to pile on many cabins but to give space, privacy, beauty and comfortable motion.

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Petrel SG (Stitch-and-Glue)

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Nick Schade’s line of strip-planked Greenland-style sea kayaks are renowned for sophisticated performance on the water, beautiful lines, and sculptural hull details. But strip-planked boatbuilding is not for everyone. Novice woodworkers and...