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

Point Comfort 23

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

This boat is a larger version of my popular POINT COMFORT 18, a traditional Chesapeake Bay workboat type reinterpreted for simpler and more modern construction. Like her smaller sister, this design is drawn to use plywood – in large pieces where...

Eastport Nesting Pram

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

Chesapeake Light Craft’s Eastport Nesting Pram shares its hull with the popular stock Eastport Pram dinghy, a champion 7′9″ yacht tender that can carry a decent load, rows and tows with ease, and sails beautifully. In this “nesting” version, but...

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...

Goat Island Skiff

Designer: 
Michael Storer
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Novice

The Goat has become known worldwide for being a simple to build and simple to sail that delivers.

In events it has shown that light with low drag has competed to be more than equal to bigger and more complicated boats. Even rowing head to...

Y-DS 650

Designer: 
Carsten Weber
Skill Level to Build: 
semi skilled

day- weekendsailer for coastal cruising in radial chine plywood construction

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...

20' Yawl, SALLEE ROVER

Designer: 
Samuel S. Crocker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A handy clipper-bowed centerboard yawl, this boat is a heavily built, smart sailor with sparten accommodations for two.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip

Lofting...

VILA 620

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

VILA 620 is the intermediate model of the VILA family of three small planing motor cruisers/fisherman designed for amateur boat builders.

Northeaster Dory

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

The Northeaster Dory is small enough to be rowed singly, but big enough for tandem rowing with two adults. Even four adults have comfortable seating. Performance rowers may add a sliding seat.

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.