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

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...

Li'l Longship

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

We are proud to introduce Li’l Longship, the latest addition to our extensive cradle boat fleet. Designed in the spirit of the classic Viking Longship, her sweeping lines and imposing figureheads embody the spirit of adventure and exploration...

Selkie Kayak Kit

Designer: 
John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

The Selkie takes two of our most popular boats (The Arctic Tern 14 and the Murrelet) and marries them into one elegant, light weight boat that petite women, or those looking for a tight fitting play boat, will love. John Lockwood nailed his...

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

13' 9" Willy Winship

Designer: 
John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Flat-bottomed sailing skiff. Plans options include cross-planked or plywood bottom.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative constuction: Plywood, glued lapstrake plywood

Lofting is required

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13' Sailing Peapod

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A most elegant lapstrake, plywood peapod for oar and sail.

Full-sized mold patterns are included.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No lofting is required.

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Elf

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets with photocopies of Classic Boat building series.

Sail Area - 53 sq. ft.

Mini Skeeter Iceboat

Designer: 
John Eisenlohr
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

The Mini Skeeter was made primarily as a fun leisure iceboat that I could use on smaller lakes. The goal I was aiming for is a small, comfortable, warm iceboat that looks elegant. The fuselage is about slightly more than10′ long. The beam is 82...