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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694 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

22' Fox Island Class

Joel White
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This double-ended sloop combines genuine tradition and modern performance.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood over laminated frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

16' Perfect Skiff –Weld

Stephen Weld
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

The flat-bottomed skiff can be both the most and least refined craft afloat.

Popular by their ease of construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead frames.

Alternative construction: Cross-planked bottom,...

Oxford Shell

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The Oxford Shell™ is a swift, smooth running "recreational" shell suitable for all skill levels. Whether you're just learning how to row a sliding seat shell, or you're a seasoned expert.


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking skills

Rifleman was intended as an economical planing hulled speedboat suited for coastal inshore fishing. She is built of plywood and is intended for 15/20 hp outboard motors.


Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
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Design Background

Insider is the product of my third collaborative venture with Frank Smoot, the designer and builder of some of the best small sailing trimarans around ( We both...

Starlite Auxilary Cruiser

William D Jackson

With an overall length of 27 feet this lovely cruiser accommodates up to four passengers comfortably. Room in the head for bunks and a working galley. Great live in boat as well as a weekend cruiser depending on your own personal adventure needs...

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...

Slingshot 19

Frank Smoot
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The‘Slingshot 19’ is basically a 2-seat version of the ‘Slingshot 16’ trimaran. We offer plans for this 19′ boat because we have received so many requests for a 2-seater. It is approximately 15% bigger in all dimensions than the Slingshot 16, and is about 40% heavier. It has a wider beam if you go for the optional folding aka, and can carry significantly more sail.


Paolo Lodigiani
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THALAS 13' draws inspiration from the Whitehall, the most classical American row boat of the XIX century but, thanks to the modern construction techniques, is much lighter and has different hull lines