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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700 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Pulling Boat, LIZ

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Elegant, high-performance, sliding-seat pulling boat designed to mitigate the speed-robbing pitching associated with some sliding-seat craft.
Construction: Lapstrake planked over steamed frames.
Alternative construction: Cold-molded,...

25' Keel/Centerboard Sloop

Designer: 
John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A fast and able auxiliary cruiser with wheel steering and accommodations for three.

Construction: Carvel Planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5...

Thomson 11' Skiff

Designer: 
Asa Thomson
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Flat-bottomed rowing skiff elegant enough for a yacht tender.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

No lofting is required

Plans include 1 sheet.

Lynx

Designer: 
Mike Camp
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

The 24-foot Lynx was designed as the smallest boat with which a couple could contemplate an ocean voyage. The hull is a multi-chine hull to make it easy to build in flat plate steel. There are two chines. The sheer shows a strong spring and it...

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...

22'6 Kingfisher Shell

Designer: 
Graeme King
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

V-bottomed single shell with sliding seat, outriggers and light plywood construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead-type frames.

No lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Chesapeake 18

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

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

Eastport Nesting Pram

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Chesapeake Light Craft’s Eastport Nesting Pram shares its hull with the popular stock Eastport Pram dinghy, a champion 7′9″ yacht tender that can carry a decent load, rows and tows with ease, and sails beautifully. In this “nesting” version, but...

20' Bangor Packet

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Lightweight, reasonably seaworthy recreational single with a sliding seat and outriggers.

Construction: Cold molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.