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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692 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...

Chesapeake LT 16

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

BLITZ 420

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
amateur

The Blitz420 sportive dinghy. The sleek lines and narrow hull makes it fast and fun, especially with weak and medium winds. The boat offers a great stability using the two outer wings, both as a springboard for the balance of the boat in...

Fafnir

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic Woodworking skills

Miniature voyaging and cruising yacht for amateur boatbuilders, can carry two, capable of short blue water voyages.

19' Cat Schooner

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The latest in Bill Garden’s idea of the perfect kid’s cruising boat. Simple enough to be put together in the garage, salty enough to daydream on, and safe enough as well. She’s quite a handsome double-ender, with a fixed keel. This is an “oh my...

18' Single Shell FIREFLY

Designer: 
Ken Bassett
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An entry-level sliding-seat pulling boat. Provides rewarding speed in an easily built hull with enough stability to keep a beginner out of trouble. Construction: Plywood. No lofting is required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Oxford Shell

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Oxford Shell™ is a swift, smooth running "recreational" shell suitable for all skill levels. Whether you're just learning how to row a sliding seat shell, or you're a seasoned expert.

15' 3" / 16' 2" Freedom Solo

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Freedom 15′3″ or 16′2″ — modern efficient pleasure canoe. The Freedom Solo is the result of a unique project initiated in the spring of 2006. Steve Killing had been considering a new solo tripping canoe design and, coincidentally, discussions on...

The Open Boat

Designer: 
Jim Flood
Skill Level to Build: 
Very low

This is a design for a basic hull made from one piece of closed cell foam 1m x 4m x 50mm thick. The trade name is Plastazote and there is a distributor in the USA.

The hull can be used to develop a rowing skiff, canoe, kayak or sailing...

22'6 Kingfisher Shell

Designer: 
Graeme King
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

V-bottomed single shell with sliding seat, outriggers and light plywood construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over bulkhead-type frames.

No lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.