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

NEREIDE

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NEREIDE is the classical canoe used on lakes or rivers of North America. For the last two centuries it has been built with very slight differences in shape, which is in itself a guarantee of quality.

Half Model Plan WAVE

Designer: 
Cornelius Gorman
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Wide, shallow racing sloop designed by Cornelius Gorman in 1878. The plans produce a model that is 21″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions for half-hull building,...

20' Spalding Utility Launch

Designer: 
Eliot Spalding
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Rugged little launch with generous beam.

Construction features a traditional backbone of bolted-up oak, steam-bent frames and strip-planking. Four different arrangements are shown.

Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames...

Gypsy

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

The GYPSY 28 was the Woods Designs’ own cruising boat for five very successful years. It was designed as an easy-to-build budget ocean cruiser and many are now sailing in all corners of the world. Several have made ocean passages.

The...

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

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

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

Echo Bay Dory Skiff

Designer: 
Clint Chase / Chase Small Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Fun / Lightweight / Simple & Classic

Specifications:

  • LOA 11′ 7″
  • LWL 8′ 6″
  • Beam 48 3/4″
  • Draft (board up/down) 5″/27″
  • Depth amidships 14 1/2″
  • Sail Area 50 (lug) 45 sf (sprit)
  • ...

Norwegian Sailing Pram

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate, great for teaching kids

Simon found an older version of this boat back in the eighties and realized that its thousand-year-old design could be copied and preserved without too much difficulty. He measured it out in ’89 and Bill Nielsen lofted it and drew up the plans in...