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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

Sherpa

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking

High capacity yacht tender with sailing ability. Exceptional stability, suited to beginner boatbuilders

GOZZO 520

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

This gozzo is a modern version of a traditional Italian small fishing boat: built as an open boat and without having performance as a priority in mind, it is easy to row, seaworthy and pleasant to use

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...

Crystal 16

Designer: 
Timm Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

The Crystal 16 was designed to be a simple, lightweight flats skiff. Her hull is a simple V-bottom with a bit of flare in her topsides. Her deck features a large casting platform forward with two smaller platforms back aft on both sides. Storage...

Bounty - Row Boat/Tender

Designer: 
Mark Evans
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A practical, strong, easy-to-build rowing dinghy or yacht tender and an ideal first-time boat building project. Build your own boat with our 45 page, photo illustrated instruction manual. Bounty is the ideal choice where a small lightweight,...

25' Bassboat

Designer: 
Eldredge-McInnis
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Safe, dry, fast, and seaworthy V-bottomed inboard powerboat designed for carvel planking.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip

Lofting is required.

Propulsion: 6 cylinder 350...

Tricky Five

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

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...

NINFA

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

NINFA is a medium-size kayak, easy to use also for beginners. Versatility is its main characteristic: ideal for excursions in calm waters on the sea as well as in moderately difficult rivers.