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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

Palm Beach 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.

Half Model Plan MADGE

Designer: 
George L. Watson
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

British plank-on-edge cutter designed by George L. Watson in 1879.

The plans produce a model that is 23″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions and full-sized...

Northeaster Dory

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Northeaster Dory is small enough to be rowed singly, but big enough for tandem rowing with two adults. Even four adults have comfortable seating. Performance rowers may add a sliding seat.

Zimmer 21' Utility Launch

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A fuel-efficient, carvel planked, displacement launch designed to be powered by a 6 to 8-hp diesel.

Comfortable for 2 people cruising or 6-8 people day running.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative...

Chesapeake 14

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

FireBug

Designer: 
John Spencer/Peter Tait
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/any level

The FireBug is a small sailboat or yacht that you can amateur build at home, sailing club or school, then learn to sail. It's easy to sail and will be the fastest boat on the bay. Low cost too!