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

Peeler Skiff

John C. Harris
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Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

Some of John’s description follows --

“There has been a lot of enquiry for a “bigger...

Janus sailing catamaran

Woods Designs
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Janus is a 4 berth trailable sailing catamaran built in sheet plywood. However, don’t be deceived by Janus’ simple dory shaped hulls (which make it a very easy boat to build). It has a lot of internal room for its length and a surprisingly good...

Barrelback 19 foot Custom

Classic Wooden Boat Plans
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Original authentic copies are scarce for the 19 Barrelback, certainly no shortage of modified and self translated versions available. Due to lack of details and authenticated plans this version of a 19 foot barrelback should best be described as...

22'6 Kingfisher Shell

Graeme King
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V-bottomed single shell with sliding seat, outriggers and light plywood construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead-type frames.

No lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Martha's Tender

Joel White
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An easy-towing, easy-rowing tender featuring simple plywood construction and good capacity.

Construction: Plywood

No lofting is required

Plans include 3 sheets.


N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled amateur

Under license from the MIT's Hart Nautical Collections, Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray have collaborated to produce a highly detailed builder's package for this N. G. Herreshoff classic daysailer.

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...


Paolo Lodigiani
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ZEN is a very simple 10 Foot boat ( 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.