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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688 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Swaggie

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

Small blue water cruiser with Junk rig, inside steering station, and accommodation for up to four persons. Suitable for home boatbuilders, all wood construction, lead ballast cast in small pigs.

9' 6" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits have been cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is...

NAIADE

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NAIADE is a little bit shorter than classical sea kayaks but it is perfectly suitable for pleasure trips in calm waters, under safe conditions, even for amateur paddlers.

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...

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...

Insider

Designer: 
Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

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 (www.diy-tris.com/). We both...

Willow Sea Kayak

Designer: 
Bill Thomas
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner/intermediate

The Willow is ideal for day paddles, but has the volume and solid performance required of a true expedition kayak. Featured in a how to build article in WB #195-197, taught at the WoodenBoat School.