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

Pinocchio

Designer: 
Alex Bogdanov
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

“Pinocchio” was commissioned by my 7 year old son who wanted to learn paddling. He saw these kids paddling in small plastic kayaks which looked more like “bricks” or “barges” rather than boats. So he got intrigued but wanted something more “boat...

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...

Half Model Plan SCHEMER

Designer: 
Isaac P. Wilkins
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Late 19th-century skimming-dish sloop designed by Isaac P. Wilkins.

Said to have been the most intelligently designed of the extreme skimming-dishes, she had a wide, shoal hull fitted with a centerboard and a huge press of sail.

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Narrowboat Semi Trad

Designer: 
Nick Branson
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

Bow and stern of English traditional narrowboat. Cutting files to produce a kit of steel parts for assembly. The midsection is a parralel box that can vary between 20 and 40ft. The midsection is produced by folding steel plate then adding the...

Technè

Designer: 
Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
medium

Techne is a pure double trapeze skiff, fast, exciting and for amateur boat building.

The project was born in the university for the contest “1001 Vela per l'università,” organized by Roma Tre with the intention of involving other...

10' 2" OUGHTRED Acorn (Puffin)

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Resembling her 8′ cousin more than the sleeker 12′ Acorn, this chunky dinghy will be a good load carrier for her length—and she looks very, very British.

Oughtred saves you from guess work by showing precisely how her planking should be...

PALOMA OPEN

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

PALOMA is a simple, traditional and versatile boat which has been designed in three versions, as a small cruiser, as an open daysailer and as a motorboat.