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.


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16' Gentleman's Runabout

Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
Skill Level to Build: 

A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Please note:...

Beach Pea

Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

Seaworthy, stable, and easily rowed. Here is a pod that is a bit smaller than most, but she will still carry a big load and bring you through some lumpy water with confidence.

Half Model Plan WAVE

Cornelius Gorman
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Wide, shallow racing sloop designed by Cornelius Gorman in 1878. The plans produce a model that is 21″ long.

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

Tolman Skiff Widebody

Renn Tolman
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner - intermediate

Tolman Skiffs are thoroughly modern, ocean capable, vee bottom stitch and glue plywood boats with a dory ancestry. These skiffs are designed for Alaskan waters and are ideal for sport fishing, beach camping, cruising and general work or...

Shearwater 14

Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

Long Lake

Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 

Light and fast, a 20' tortured plywood, decked dayboat: both a double kayak and a single scull in one hull. Her 'midship' section is similar to Aleut kayaks.

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