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

Trixie

Designer: 
Andrew Walters

“Trixie” began as an idea for a small and simple to build plywood tender, able to get out to a mooring with two or three on board, that was very light, incorporated wheels to enable transport to the slipway, was designed to provide the maximum...

Lightning Class

Designer: 
Sparkman & Stephens
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

Easy to build and fun to sail for the entire family. World wide racing, perfect for daysailing or great beach cruising.

Design by Sparkman & Stephens. Traditional plank on frame construction or modern plywood/epoxy construction....

Lumber Yard Skiffs

Designer: 
Walter Baron

LYS stands for Lumber Yard Skiff. These rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style was also kept simple,...

Peeler Skiff

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

7' 7" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits are 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 included...

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...

Simon Watts International 14

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Expert

The time of England’s racing dinghies was dominated by Uffa Fox’s boat the “Alarm”. Simon's take on the expert design is a tribute to an age of lightning-quick wooden racing boats.

An International 14 is like no other boat I’ve ever...

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...

Pinocchio

Designer: 
Alex Bogdanov
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

“Pinocchio” was commissioned by my 7 year old son who wanted to learn paddling. He saw these kids paddling in small plastic kayaks which looked more like “bricks” or “barges” rather than boats. So he got intrigued but wanted something more “boat...