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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694 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

25' 9" Lubec Boat

Brewer, Wallstrom and Assoc.
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A double-ended boat legendary for its sea keeping abilities. These plans provide very complete drawings covering everything from backbone to masthead. Construction: Strip-planked over steam-bent frames. Alternative construction: Carvel or cold-...


Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
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Hyak is a single kayak designed for multi-day excursions and recreational racing.

Almaguin 400

Matthew Marsh
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to intermediate

A versatile 4-metre open utility / runabout for river and inland lake use, built in taped-seam plywood.


Daniel Skira
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Caprice is a Mini Offshore Cruiser for two.

Built with double sawn frames and strip plank, this little gaff cutter is designed for long term cruising.

Pilot Schooner 28

Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Swansea Pilot Schooner, flush-decked cruiser, based on the earliest type (late 18th/early 19th century). This vessel is intended for open ocean cruising.


Paolo Lodigiani
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SPHERA is a simple cruising boat, studied for the maximum ease of construction in relation to its size.

Newport Runabout

Nelson Zimmer
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This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Chesapeake LT 17

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

Optimist Dinghy Template Plans

Clark Mills
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner / Intermediate

If you are considering building a wood-epoxi Optimist dinghy, you will definitely need our Optimist Dinghy Template Plans.

The Optimist Dinghy Template Plans contain the descriptions, materials and dimensions of each and every part, all...

Pelicano Shrimper

Sam Devlin
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The drawing board of Sam Devlin has created another winner. The Pelicano Shrimper is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to maximize practicality in an 18' 4" package. The design has a small cabin forward, with enough space for a v...