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

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...

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...

i550 sport boat

Designer: 
Chris Beckwith
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intermediate

The i550 is a very popular 18 foot stitch and glue design. Simple construction and avid builder blogs and websites add a sense of community and support for the builder. It is sloop rigged with an asymetric spinnaker and the powerful sailplan is...

12' WEE ROB Canoe

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

Light, elegant double-paddle canoe for glued-seam lapstrake construction.

Can be built 12′, 13′ 7″, or 15′ 2″ from the same set of plans.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional...

Unicat 2.4

Designer: 
James Brett
Skill Level to Build: 
Amatuer

A practical and stable 8' (2.4m) pram dinghy suitable for up to 3 adults. Ideal for fishing or as a tender for larger boats.

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...

Simon Watts International 14

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Expert

The time of England’s racing dinghies was dominated by Uffa Fox’s boat the “Alarm”. Simon's take on the expert design is a tribute to an age of lightning-quick wooden racing boats.

An International 14 is like no other boat I’ve ever...

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...