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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700 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

22'4" Dragonfly

Designer: 
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience required

The boat is nice to row - a good combination of tippy enough for an intermediate, yet after a few days a novice will get the hang of it.

Raven Lady

Designer: 
Mike Camp
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

Designed as a cat schooner; both sails have big round poles at their leading edges. Considering the performance potential of this hull, this rig is appropriate. The stayless rig is clean and will be cheap to build with solid fir poles. The plans...

Memory

Designer: 
Brad Christensen
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner, but with some woodworking experience

Beautiful 8 ft mahogany runabout with electric power. Great for children but will accommodate adult(s).

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...

Shearwater 16

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need

Newt

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A quickly, easily and inexpensively built solo canoe, that can be built by one person with hand tools in three days. Complete plans and step-by-step instructions. A great family boatbuilding project.

TWEAK

Designer: 
Alex Bogdanov
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Here is a small dinghy which can be used for fishing, pleasure rowing or as a tender of a bigger boat. TWEAK was born by tweaking the popular D4/D5 dinghy. I wanted something similar but slightly smaller so I could fit it on my roof bars which...

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...