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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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Navigator

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Some woodworking skills helpful

Classic daysailing yacht of glued plywood lapstrake construction suitable for first time builders. Choice of sloop, yawl or lugsail rigs, carries up to six and is suitable for coastal cruising.

Northwest Passage XL

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP XL is a very low drag touring kayak for paddlers weighing 180-250 pounds. Built from 4mm plywood in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit with these plans. Weigh less? see NWP.

Merry Wherry

Designer: 
Ron Mueller
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

The Merry Wherry is a friendly choice for recreational rowing. 15ft single rower. There’s not another boat like it- a fifteen year heritage of continual refinement. She's stable and friendly to all rowers new and ol

Volare Console

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

‘Volare’ comes in two versions. This is the console version, the utility version is available as a separate set of plans. They’re both 15′4″ long and 5′ wide.

Her length is that of two sheets of 8′ plywood and she’s built in two halves (...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

SANPIERA

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

SANPIERA is a re-elaborated version of the Sanpierota, a traditional boat of the Venetian lagoon which shows many particular and interesting features.

SCHEGGIA

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

SCHEGGIA (designed to compete in 10 Foot Class – www.diecipiedi.it) is narrow at waterline which makes it fast. Thanks to its flare sides stability increases considerably when the boat starts to hee

Fantail Launch, by Bolger

Designer: 
Philip C. Bolger
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required....