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

L20 Trimaran

Designer: 
Lorenzo B. Acompañado II
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

A modern iteration of Philippine double outrigger canoe. Adapting to present-day construction method, the wooden facetted hull still has the silhouette of the Austronesian “Bangka”.

Simon Watts Sea Urchin Dinghy

Designer: 
Sam Manning, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

These handsome, practical row boats were routinely built by Nova Scotia shipwright, Jim Smith in six days, painted and ready for the water.

Simon Watts’ designs for these boats are a great way to get introduced to boatbuilding and rowing....

PocketShip

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

"PocketShip" is a small cruising sailboat of refined model, meant to sail well on all points, provide dry camping accommodations for one or two adults, and tow behind a four-cylinder car.

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...

Chester Yawl

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

Traditional "Whitehall" elegance in a stitch-and-glue kit. For casual single and tandem rowing, we do not believe there is a better build-your-own-boat kit than the Chester Yawl.

Jimmy Skiff

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

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.

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...

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.