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

Seagull

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Very simple

Simple sheet plywood sports rowing boat, stitch and tape construction. As easy to build as it gets!

Caledonia Yawl II

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

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood.

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

No Lofting required.

Plans include 10 sheets.

This is the 7 plank per side, which some folks will feel is...

DRIADE

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

DRIADE is a light and fast rowing boat, ideal for those who wish to train for rowing with a simpler, easier to handle and cheaper boat than the typical rowing skiff.

Discrete - RYD-14.11

Designer: 
Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

Discrete - RYD-14.11 is a popular little pocket cruiser. She's not to be confused with others her size, this is a little ship in every regard and fully self righting. This is the schooner version.

Chesapeake 17

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

START 65

Designer: 
ACDesign
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

This is a boat simple to build, economical to use and that has a minimum of habitability and a lot of deck space for outdoor living.

The construction method is the “stitch and paste” because of its small size.

The hull is in CPM...

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

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.

Sherpa

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner to Intermediate

Harbor Woodworks offers custom kits and boats, tailored to your specifications and desired level of completion. We ship to the U.S. and Canada.

Some of John's comments follow --

“Had an enquiry from a liveaboard couple who needed...

Petrel Play

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Paddlers are demanding versatility AND performance from their sea kayaks these days. Little by little, designers like Nick Schade are squeezing huge performance out of compact dimensions.

The Petrel Play is just 14 feet long, a length...