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

Penny Fee

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction - Traditional, cold-molded and strip plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets.

Sail Area - Lug 87 sq. ft.

Sloop 104 sq. ft.

Yawl...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

Explorer

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
Begginer

A boat to take you to all the shallow water places that most sailors never see up close (deep water places too). At only 95 lbs it is easily car topped or trailered and can even be launched from many places without a ramp. Designed to be...

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A refinement of the traditional Swampscott working dory for recreational use.

Plans include nine different rigs.

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Traditional dory construction...

The Tandem Ashes Day

Designer: 
Trevor Paetkau
Skill Level to Build: 
Suitable for amatuer builders

A Light and Elegant Tandem for Day Paddlers and Light Overnighters. Easily driven, with moderate rocker and good initial stability.

The Ashes Tandem Day is quick to come up to speed, she’s maneuverable, and she’s beautiful.

I...

Texas Sled 18

Designer: 
Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience

The TX18 is an inverted vee boat, Hickman sled type designed for fishing the flats along the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere a shallow draft boat must go long distance in choppy seas.