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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 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

ZEN

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

ZEN is a very simple 10 Foot boat (www.diecipiedi.it) particularly narrow and therefore unstable. It is not the right boat for a beginner but, in the hands of a good helmsman, it may be fast.

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Albury Runabout

Designer: 
Albury Brothers / plans by Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Built by eye in the Bahamas for the last 40 years, Doug Hylan’s drawings allow for strip-planking or cold-molding.

Construction: Strip-planked over laminated frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded, plans included.

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Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

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

Designed by Joel White, the original boat was built plank-on-frame by Jimmy Steele (of Peapod fame), but no plans were ever drawn-until now.

Tom Hill and Eric Dow have taken lines off the original boat and Tom built the prototype and has...

Sampan 36 Houseboat

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Low

The SAMPAN 36 HOUSEBOAT is a simple, pragmatic floating home suitable for a couple with a child. It is self-contained and intended for use in a marina or at anchor. It may employ an outboard motor, or simply be towed to a semi-permanent mooring...

22' 11" Yawl BLUE MOON

Designer: 
Thomas Gillmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Comfortable round-bottomed ocean cruiser with carvel-planking and accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting is required.

Plans...

VILA 570

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

VILA 570 is the smallest of a family of three small planing cruisers boats ranging from 19’ to 22’.

Half Model Plan SHADOW

Designer: 
N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Compromise sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1871. The plans produce a model that is 19″ long. When you purchase the set of plans, you also receive instructions on building by the "lift" method, as well as a bit of historical information on...