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

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

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...

17' B. N. Morris Canoe

Designer: 
Rollin Thurlow
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Thurlow provides you with three different construction alternatives: wood-strip planking, with frames; woodstrip frameless planking covered with fiberglass; and wood-canvas construction.

Construction: Wood-canvas, wood-strip-plank or wood-...

Kastri

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

In the spring of 2013, I started to write a book called, How to Design a Boat using SketchUp 3D Software. The subject matter was my design, ‘Kalostyn’. After preparing a file of over 500 screenshots, I realised that, for the purpose of...

Linnet

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The LINNET is a seaworthy rowing boat that has been specifically designed for sea use. Accordingly it does not have outriggers or a sliding seat while a small daggerboard is fitted to help prevent being blown sideways by the wind. A good load...

19' Cat Schooner

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The latest in Bill Garden’s idea of the perfect kid’s cruising boat. Simple enough to be put together in the garage, salty enough to daydream on, and safe enough as well. She’s quite a handsome double-ender, with a fixed keel. This is an “oh my...

Slingshot 16

Designer: 
Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Over the years, many of the folks who have visited my web site (www.DIY-Tris.com) have requested building plans and most of those requests have been for “Laura’s Boat” - a 16′ trimaran that I originally built for my wife (who wanted one of her...

Norwegian Sailing Pram

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate, great for teaching kids

Simon found an older version of this boat back in the eighties and realized that its thousand-year-old design could be copied and preserved without too much difficulty. He measured it out in ’89 and Bill Nielsen lofted it and drew up the plans in...