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' Keel/Centerboard Sloop

John Alden
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A fast and able auxiliary cruiser with wheel steering and accommodations for three.

Construction: Carvel Planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5...


Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
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Skana is a single cockpit, wood strip kayak designed for multi-day use. The design is 17'4 in LOA with a max beam of 24". It has moderate rocker with average volume.


Edward Sutt
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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.

Chesapeake Triple

Chesapeake Light Craft
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The success of the proven Chesapeake™ hull shape led quickly to demands for similar three-person designs. With a 700lbs payload and surprising speed.


Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This cozy pocket cruiser combines simple sheet-plywood construction with more than a touch of elegance.

Her board-up draft of 1′6″ lets you explore secluded coves and is easy to haul with a trailer.

Construction: Plywood planking...


N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled amateur

Under license from the MIT's Hart Nautical Collections, Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray have collaborated to produce a highly detailed builder's package for this N. G. Herreshoff classic daysailer.

18' Single Shell FIREFLY

Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An entry-level sliding-seat pulling boat. Provides rewarding speed in an easily built hull with enough stability to keep a beginner out of trouble. Construction: Plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.