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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694 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

25' Keel/Centerboard Sloop

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 

A fast and able auxiliary cruiser with wheel steering and accommodations for three.

Construction: Carvel Planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5...

Jolly Boat Rocker

Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 

Jolly Boat is a rocking toy boat designed to provide years of make-believe nautical adventure for the young sailor, It is an adaptation of the classic flatiron skiff, a type that generations of “old salts” remember fondly as their first “real”...

9' 6" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 

Our pre-cut kits have been cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is...

Petrel 28

Cristian Pilo
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner to intemediate

A smart sturdy fast paced cruiser; huge interiors for a 8.80 LOA boat, good performance under sail, a very good handling and seaworthy boat even in rough conditions; round hull construction in plywood & epoxy , plans are higly detailed and...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.



Bruce Roberts-Goodson
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Roberts 25 trailerable cruising sailboat you can build in wood epoxy using the plans and full size frame patterns.


Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 

SCHIZZO is a simple, essential, versatil motorboat, suitable for novice boatbuilders.