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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692 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Peace Canoe

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

A great family boatbuilding project! Build it in a weekend from a kit, or build it from plans using local materials.

Stickleback Canoe

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood. Alternative construction: Traditional planking, cold molded, strip plank, epoxy-fiberglass. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

18' 8" Mackinaw

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required

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Newt

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A quickly, easily and inexpensively built solo canoe, that can be built by one person with hand tools in three days. Complete plans and step-by-step instructions. A great family boatbuilding project.

SANPIERA

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

SANPIERA is a re-elaborated version of the Sanpierota, a traditional boat of the Venetian lagoon which shows many particular and interesting features.

SPHERA 980

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

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

Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...

VILA 570

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

VILA 570 is the smallest of a family of three small planing cruisers boats ranging from 19’ to 22’.