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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26' Gaff Sloop

Wilder B. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Shallow-draft, V-bottomed pocket cruiser with spartan accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames

Alternative construction: Strip or plywood

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

Tricky Five

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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The TRICKY FIVE has been conceived for a precise scope: to realize a boat, which in relation to its size would maximize the ratio between speed and cost. This means that for a determined cost for materials and hours of construction required, it...


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A series of Catamaran Houseboats/canal boats has been designed with electric propulsion.

The boats have been designed to meet dimensional restrictions of the french canal waterways, however the design can be easily adapted to other inland...

Eastport Nesting Pram

John C. Harris
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Chesapeake Light Craft’s Eastport Nesting Pram shares its hull with the popular stock Eastport Pram dinghy, a champion 7′9″ yacht tender that can carry a decent load, rows and tows with ease, and sails beautifully. In this “nesting” version, but...

Kitty Hawk 26

Timm Smith
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The Kitty Hawk 26 is a cold-molded, Carolina Style center console. Powered by a single four stroke outboard, she will be an economical offshore fishing boat.

Compass Skiff

Clint Chase / Chase Small Craft
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Easy To Build | Cartoppable | Build With The Family


  • LOA 9′ 6″
  • LWL 8' Beam 49″
  • Draft 3″
  • Depth amidships 17 1/2″
  • Power 6 hp outboard

The Compass Skiff was designed...

Trawler 28

Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience required

Our Trawler 28 is a sturdy offshore trawler with a straight shaft inboard diesel. This makes the TW28 an ideal boat for a couple to live aboard or for a crew of 4 on vacation.