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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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.

21' Pretty Marsh Runabout

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

21′ 2″ Inboard/outboard runabout, built of marine plywood.

Several design options include center console, outboard as well as inboard/outboard.

And, configurations also include different heights for the windshield.

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Half Model Plan SHADOW

Designer: 
N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Compromise sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1871. The plans produce a model that is 19″ long. When you purchase the set of plans, you also receive instructions on building by the "lift" method, as well as a bit of historical information on...

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Designer: 
Rick Loheed
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...

25' Bassboat

Designer: 
Eldredge-McInnis
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Safe, dry, fast, and seaworthy V-bottomed inboard powerboat designed for carvel planking.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip

Lofting is required.

Propulsion: 6 cylinder 350...

Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...