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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John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking

High capacity yacht tender with sailing ability. Exceptional stability, suited to beginner boatbuilders


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This is a boat simple to build, economical to use and that has a minimum of habitability and a lot of deck space for outdoor living.

The construction method is the “stitch and paste” because of its small size.

The hull is in CPM...

Cypress Pirogue

Nicholas Poret
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Everyone from Louisiana seems to remember that cypress pirogue boat Pawpaw kept in his barn. Cypress pirogues have since become a relic of the past. Pirogues are flat bottom boats designed to paddle shallow swamps and marshes. Most of them were...

20' 3" Flatfish Class Sloop

Joel White
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A handsome daysailer based on the Herreshoff Fish Class, but with a centerboard conversion similar to that of the Haven 12 1/2.

Construction: Carvel planked over steam-bent frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 6 sheets...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
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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...

i550 sport boat

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...

Shearwater Sectional Sport

Eric Schade
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Developed by Chesapeake Light Craft, LLC, with designer Eric Schade, the 14′6″ Shearwater Sectional is a performance-oriented kayak that successfully bridges the gap between high performance, comfort, and stability. Spin loose five bolts at the...