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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16' Perfect Skiff –Weld

Designer: 
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,...

VILA 650

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

VILA 650 is the biggest of the VILA family of three small planning cruisers.

SCHIZZO

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

SCHIZZO is a simple, essential, versatil motorboat, suitable for novice boatbuilders.

Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Designer: 
Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

BLUEMOTION 550

Designer: 
Keith Callaghan
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

BlueMotion is a new 5.5m dayboat (or large dinghy) design for 2013. The design is a direct derivative of my Hazardous Zero-9 Merlin Rocket design, and has sufficient horsepower to provide a superb sailing experience, but with the reassurance...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

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...

Volare Console

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

‘Volare’ comes in two versions. This is the console version, the utility version is available as a separate set of plans. They’re both 15′4″ long and 5′ wide.

Her length is that of two sheets of 8′ plywood and she’s built in two halves (...

Wittholz 17' Catboat

Designer: 
Charles Wittholz
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

V-bottomed cruiser designed for plywood construction with accommodations for two and inside ballast.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 11 sheets.

Please note: gaff...