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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Sportfish 570

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

The design of Sportfish 570 comes from a collaboration with a Senegalese society, with the aim of creating fishing vessels for inland waters of modern conception.

It’s a fast planning boat and stable. Its V bottom with a deadrise angle not...

Catboat Tom Cat

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Tom Cat is a shoal draft catboat of plank-on-frame construction, but strip construction would do as well.

Lofting is required.

Sail area is 120 sq. ft.

Plan includes 9 sheets.

Tolman Skiff Standard

Designer: 
Renn Tolman
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner-intermediate

Tolman Skiffs are thoroughly modern, ocean capable, vee bottom stitch and glue plywood boats with a dory ancestry. These skiffs are designed for Alaskan waters and are ideal for sport fishing, beach camping, cruising and general work or...

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Ashes Solo Day

Designer: 
Trevor Paetkau - Ashes Still Water Boats
Skill Level to Build: 
Suitable for amateur builders

The Solo Day is simple. She’s light, easily carried, and not for the fussy. Best results will be obtained if the builder can curtail the urge to use fancy marquetry, or exotic woods. Built as designed she will weigh as little as 30 pounds, will...

ZEN

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

ZEN is a very simple 10 Foot boat (www.diecipiedi.it) particularly narrow and therefore unstable. It is not the right boat for a beginner but, in the hands of a good helmsman, it may be fast.

Bowler

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Thank you for considering my plans for BOWLER, a “cruising” version of my TOP HAT launch. These boats are descended from Harry Bryan’s inspired Handy Billy design, which in turn can trace it’s origins back to William Hand's vee bottom designs...

Seaclipper 10

Designer: 
John Marples
Skill Level to Build: 
beginning

This 10′ long solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family.  The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dashboard, close at hand.  Performance is lively, with good...

Jimmy Skiff

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.