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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694 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

22'4" Dragonfly

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.


N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled amateur

Under license from the MIT's Hart Nautical Collections, Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray have collaborated to produce a highly detailed builder's package for this N. G. Herreshoff classic daysailer.

Orca 21

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

20' Bangor Packet

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 

Lightweight, reasonably seaworthy recreational single with a sliding seat and outriggers.

Construction: Cold molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 5 sheets.

Spike Skiff 12' 3"

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 

Please note: this design was formerly known as Pike.

Construction - Glue-lap-plywood flat bottom.

Alternative construction - Traditional plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 3 sheets with instructions.


Point Comfort 18

Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 

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...


Dave Kuperstein
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Athey is a 15' open water recreational rower for one or two based on a lines sketch by N. G. Herreshoff. Built from 4, 6 and 9mm glued lapstrake plywood, she weighs just 65 pounds and is cartopped.