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.

To refine your search, add quote marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you will get all the listings which include Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine, search “Nutshell Pram Kit” and you’ll see just Nutshell Pram Kit results.

 

688 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

28' Bermuda Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

The longest runabout we offer, this 28' high-speed, triple cockpit runabout will also require highly skilled builders, but oh, the rewards...

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

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Explorer

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
Begginer

A boat to take you to all the shallow water places that most sailors never see up close (deep water places too). At only 95 lbs it is easily car topped or trailered and can even be launched from many places without a ramp. Designed to be...

21' 4" Hodgdon Class Sloop

Designer: 
George I. Hodgdon, Jr.
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Stable, easily handled family daysailer with a lead ballast keel. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 9 sheets.

Plans Note: Scantlings are...

32' Lobstercruiser

Designer: 
Alan McInnis
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Round-bottomed, carvel-planked powerboat with two berths and a single 300-hp engine.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip or cold-molded

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

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...

ATHEY

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Athey is a 15' open water recreational rower for one or two based on a lines sketch by N. G. Herreshoff. Built from 4, 6 and 9mm glued lapstrake plywood, she weighs just 65 pounds and is cartopped.

Sassafras 12

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

An ultralight solo pack canoe weighing in at 26 lbs. Carry the boat in one hand, your paddle in the other.

Unicat 2.4

Designer: 
James Brett
Skill Level to Build: 
Amatuer

A practical and stable 8' (2.4m) pram dinghy suitable for up to 3 adults. Ideal for fishing or as a tender for larger boats.