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.

 

698 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Half Model Plan Hattie

Designer: 
Documented by Martin C. Erismann
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A working Friendship Sloop, or Maine sloop-boat, documented by Martin C. Erismann at the turn of the century. The plans produce a model that is 15″ long.

You’ll receive 2 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...

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...

Hyak

Designer: 
Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Hyak is a single kayak designed for multi-day excursions and recreational racing.

23' Double Ended Sloop

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Speed, good looks, and comfortable seating were the designer's main criteria for this double-ended centerboard daysailer.

Construction: Cold-molded over strip-planked inner skin.

Alternative construction: Strip, carvel planked...

NEW! Ronan Kayak Kit

Designer: 
John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/None

The New Ronan is a direct inspiration from our recently released Selkie design. When we came out with the Selkie we knew her sweeping lines would draw admiring stares, and we predicted petite paddlers would love that they finally had a boat...

Chesapeake 17

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

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

9' 6" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

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...

WP 500

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

The recent America’s Cup has proven what is the potential of fast acceleration with a trimaran hull “piercing bow,” that is designed to penetrate the wave and not to float on the waves. Beyond the result the difference in behavior between Oracle...

Point Comfort 23

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

This boat is a larger version of my popular POINT COMFORT 18, a traditional Chesapeake Bay workboat type reinterpreted for simpler and more modern construction. Like her smaller sister, this design is drawn to use plywood – in large pieces where...

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.