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

Newport Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.

Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

Design 077

Designer: 
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,...

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...

Eider

Designer: 
Sam Devlin
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The Eider is a wonderful 17′ 3″ cabin sailboat. It is a great step up in size and function from the 15′ Nancy's China.

Her small cabin has good room to sleep two with a bit of extra space for gear to be stowed and not have to be moved...

MOTH

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

MOTH, designed according to the rules of the Classic Moth Class, is a fast and enjoyable boat. It has a narrow hull, designed so as to minimize wet surface, is relatively stable and planes easily.

23' Double Ended Sloop

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Speed, good looks, and comfortable seating were the designer's main criteria for this double-ended centerboard daysailer.

Construction: Cold-molded over strip-planked inner skin.

Alternative construction: Strip, carvel planked...

VILA 570

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

VILA 570 is the smallest of a family of three small planing cruisers boats ranging from 19’ to 22’.