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

Coho

Designer: 
John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner- No Prior Woodworking Experience Required

The Coho is one of our best sellers for both day paddles and as a touring kayak. She has drawn high praise from a 5'2" woman and a 6'2" man alike, and is suited for both novice and advanced paddlers.

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

Sail Kit for kayaks

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

The Sail kit allows you to transform the canoes NINFA, NAIADE and ONDINA, in small sailing trimarans for coastal cruising with minimal efforts.

It’s designed with two variants: one adaptable to Naiade and Ondina (version A), and the other...

MicroCatboat

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

The design of the boat comes by request of a customer who already owns a Charles W. Wittholz’s catboat and wanted to have a beautiful tender for his yacht. We designed, therefore, a small dinghy of only 2.6 meters with simple and elegant lines,...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

Spike Skiff 12' 3"

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Please note: this design was formerly known as Pike.

Construction - Glue-lap-plywood flat bottom.

Alternative construction - Traditional plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 3 sheets with instructions.

Sail...

16' Perfect Skiff –Weld

Designer: 
Stephen Weld
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

The flat-bottomed skiff can be both the most and least refined craft afloat.

Popular by their ease of construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead frames.

Alternative construction: Cross-planked bottom,...

Compass Skiff

Designer: 
Clint Chase / Chase Small Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Easy To Build | Cartoppable | Build With The Family

Specifications:

  • LOA 9′ 6″
  • LWL 8' Beam 49″
  • Draft 3″
  • Depth amidships 17 1/2″
  • Power 6 hp outboard

The Compass Skiff was designed...