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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Peeler Skiff

John C. Harris
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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...

Sapphire 27

George Hisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Reasonable woodworking skills

The Sapphire 27 is developed from our very successful Design No. 056, to give a more traditional cruising oriented layout both down below and on deck. Modifications include a little more freeboard, better headroom throughout, a simpler, more...

Design 077

George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Well organized beginner

The baby of our pocket cruiser range, Design 077 is a remarkably robust and sea-kindly small cruising sail boat. Available as a gaff yawl or gunter rig cutter.

She is very straightforward to build on five ring frames and a backbone,...


Karl Stambaugh
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This cozy pocket cruiser combines simple sheet-plywood construction with more than a touch of elegance.

Her board-up draft of 1′6″ lets you explore secluded coves and is easy to haul with a trailer.

Construction: Plywood planking...

21' 4" Hodgdon Class Sloop

George I. Hodgdon, Jr.
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Stable, easily handled family daysailer with a lead ballast keel. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 9 sheets.

Plans Note: Scantlings are...

Tricky Five

Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
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The TRICKY FIVE has been conceived for a precise scope: to realize a boat, which in relation to its size would maximize the ratio between speed and cost. This means that for a determined cost for materials and hours of construction required, it...

Alden 21' Double-Ender

John Alden
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A trim, rugged, carvel-planked cruiser with simple accommodations for two and a choice of gaff or marconi rig.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip Lofting is required...


Peterson Associates Inc.
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26′ Auxiliary Ketch

Based on a traditional fishing vessel type called a “Cowhorn” this design features an inboard engine and ballast keel.

The arrangement provides two berths, a head and modest galley. The divided cockpit...