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...

PRESTO Footy

Designer: 
Flavio Faloci
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Flavio Faloci’s Presto Footy is a gaff-sloop with solid wood hull made of balsa for easy carving/shaping and light weight. The model does comply with the Footy Class rules even though she’s longer than a foot.

Presto fits in the 12″ x 6...

28' Bermuda Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

The longest runabout we offer, this 28' high-speed, triple cockpit runabout will also require highly skilled builders, but oh, the rewards...

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

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11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

No...

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.

Penny Fee

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

Construction - Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction - Traditional, cold-molded and strip plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets.

Sail Area - Lug 87 sq. ft.

Sloop 104 sq. ft.

Yawl...

Day - Mower 25' Sea Bird Yawl

Designer: 
T.F. Day and C.D. Mower
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Oceangoing carvel-planked cruiser with a choice of centerboard or ballast keel configurations.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 7 sheets...

20' Dark Harbor 12 1/2

Designer: 
B.B. Crowninshield
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

20' LOA carvel-planked open daysailer. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 4 sheets, and suggested for experienced builders only as the plans...

Memory

Designer: 
Brad Christensen
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner, but with some woodworking experience

Beautiful 8 ft mahogany runabout with electric power. Great for children but will accommodate adult(s).

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.