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

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...

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...

ROBERTS 470

Designer: 
BRUCE ROBERTS-GOODSON

ROBERTS 470 - WOOD EPOXY The accommodation of this design has been laid out to suit two couples. The Roberts 470 makes a fine long distance cruising yacht.

14' 10" Runabout, RASCAL

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A modified V-bottom, with constant deadrise in its after sections. Construction: Plywood and Mahogany over sawn frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded, double laminated plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 8 sheets.

20' 3" Flatfish Class Sloop

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A handsome daysailer based on the Herreshoff Fish Class, but with a centerboard conversion similar to that of the Haven 12 1/2.

Construction: Carvel planked over steam-bent frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 6 sheets...

Cypress Pirogue

Designer: 
Nicholas Poret
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Everyone from Louisiana seems to remember that cypress pirogue boat Pawpaw kept in his barn. Cypress pirogues have since become a relic of the past. Pirogues are flat bottom boats designed to paddle shallow swamps and marshes. Most of them were...

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...