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

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...

THALAS 16'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The length of the American Whitehall of the 19th century was between 13′ and 23′. 16′ was the most typical length and the boats were built for 2 or 3 rowers. The classical boat has been re-elaborated to make the design of the boat coherent with...

VILA 650

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

VILA 650 is the biggest of the VILA family of three small planning cruisers.

Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...

Williams 24' Gaff Yawl

Designer: 
Fenwick C. Williams
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A simple, spacious, singlehanded cruiser designed for carvel construction. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 7 sheets

Pathfinder

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking skills required

Pathfinder is a big, classic, stable daysailer with space on board to set out two airbeds and sleeping bags on a flat floor, designed for home boatbuilders she is an exceptional performer under sail.

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...