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

Pulling Boat, LIZ

Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 

Elegant, high-performance, sliding-seat pulling boat designed to mitigate the speed-robbing pitching associated with some sliding-seat craft.
Construction: Lapstrake planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded,...

Sea Bright 38

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Parker Marine Enterprises—Sea Bright 38
Length Over All: 37′ 11”
Beam: 10′ 6″
Draft: 2′ 4″
Displacement: 9,500 lbs, half-laden (approximate)
Power: Yanmar 4JH4HTE (110 hp int/99 hp cont)
Water: 200 gallons

Design No. 165

George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Some experience preferable – CNC version needs less experience than laminated version

A development from our very successful and popular Design No. 119 (17′6″ Pocket Cruiser) – a 19′4″ Pocket Cruiser in two basic versions:

Saloon version: good sitting headroom.

Doghouse version: decent standing headroom in the...

Marsh Hen

Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 

MARSH HEN offers seaworthy and seakindly performance, good speeds with modest horsepower, and handsome looks. Her plywood construction is more accessible to amateur builders.


Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 

In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.

I decided to design one with the aim of building it...

Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.