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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692 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Floom, RYD-29.6

Designer: 
Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
Experienced because of size

Floom (RYD-29.6) is one in a series of river/houseboat designs. This version is available in two widths, 7' and 9'. The V bottom hull propels very easily, doesn't slap and is quite stable.

Insider

Designer: 
Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Design Background

Insider is the product of my third collaborative venture with Frank Smoot, the designer and builder of some of the best small sailing trimarans around (www.diy-tris.com/). We both...

9' 6" Nutshell Saling Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Oars, sail, small outboard

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

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

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...

Pilot Schooner 28

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Swansea Pilot Schooner, flush-decked cruiser, based on the earliest type (late 18th/early 19th century). This vessel is intended for open ocean cruising.

SPHERA 980

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

SPHERA is a simple cruising boat, studied for the maximum ease of construction in relation to its size.

13' 4" Melonseed skiff

Designer: 
Marc Barto
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Lapstrake-plywood daysailer with a shapely wineglass transom, unstayed sprit rig, and wide, flat, keels for easy trailering.

Construction: Lapstrake plywood planking over steam-bent frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or...

Slingshot 16

Designer: 
Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Over the years, many of the folks who have visited my web site (www.DIY-Tris.com) have requested building plans and most of those requests have been for “Laura’s Boat” - a 16′ trimaran that I originally built for my wife (who wanted one of her...

Orca 21

Designer: 
Evan Gatehouse
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A serious extended expedition touring kayak, double or triple, designed to carry a large load safely and with ample stability.