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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Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...

PT Skiff

Designer: 
Bieker Boats/ Eric Jolley
Skill Level to Build: 
attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT skiff is a very fuel efficient center console runabout that is good looking, has good handling, can carry a load, and is incredibly quick with only 20 horsepower. The hull shape of the PT skiff was studied with the most advanced design...

Shellback Sailing Kit

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

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with the...

32' MYSTIC Sharpie Ketch

Designer: 
Edward S. Brewer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

This 32′ double-ended sharpie ketch will provide the amateur builder with a shoal-draft cruising boat of simple construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets....

Kalostyn

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Kalostyn was designed as the subject matter of a book that I had planned to write called, How to design a boat using SketchUp 3D software.

I created a design that had lots of curves in order to demonstrate how to put these...

Auklet 7' 2"

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

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood. Alternative construction: Traditional plank, cold-molded and strip planked. No Lofting required. Sail Area : 30 sq. ft. Plan includes 6 sheets.

16' Melonseed Skiff

Designer: 
Marc Barto
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...

JAM 8

Designer: 
Edward Sutt
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

The JAM 8 is a true personal watercraft. While only 7 foot 4 inches long, it can carry up to 200 pounds. The JAM 8 is perfect for exploring flat water rivers, ponds and marshes.

Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

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

Designed by Joel White, the original boat was built plank-on-frame by Jimmy Steele (of Peapod fame), but no plans were ever drawn-until now.

Tom Hill and Eric Dow have taken lines off the original boat and Tom built the prototype and has...