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

Half Model Plan Hattie

Documented by Martin C. Erismann
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

A working Friendship Sloop, or Maine sloop-boat, documented by Martin C. Erismann at the turn of the century. The plans produce a model that is 15″ long.

You’ll receive 2 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-...

Shearwater Sectional Sport

Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 

Developed by Chesapeake Light Craft, LLC, with designer Eric Schade, the 14′6″ Shearwater Sectional is a performance-oriented kayak that successfully bridges the gap between high performance, comfort, and stability. Spin loose five bolts at the...


John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Some woodworking skills helpful

Classic daysailing yacht of glued plywood lapstrake construction suitable for first time builders. Choice of sloop, yawl or lugsail rigs, carries up to six and is suitable for coastal cruising.

20' Maid of Endor

John Atkin
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This 20′ cutter will prove challenging to build, but will reward your efforts with incomparable charm and grace.

Atkin specifies traditional plank-on-frame construction.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steamed frames.



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.

Night Heron

Nick Schade
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An Inuit inspired strip planked sea kayak. Fast, efficient and responsive. A graceful design that paddles beautifully

Alden 21' Indian Class

John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A Swampscott dory-type daysailer with generous side decks and inside ballast.

Construction Method: Lapstrake over sawn frames

Lofting is required: Partial

Plans include 4 sheets.

Classic Delta 29'

P&F Yacht Design - Naval Architects
Skill Level to Build: 

This retro styled powerboat was designed for weekend cruisers and fishing, her semi displacement hull offer seaworthy and sea kindly performance, good speeds with modest horsepowers.

Construction in Plywood/Epoxy. Plans are available in...

18' Swampscott, JOHN DORY

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...

Li'l Longship

Warren Jordan
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We are proud to introduce Li’l Longship, the latest addition to our extensive cradle boat fleet. Designed in the spirit of the classic Viking Longship, her sweeping lines and imposing figureheads embody the spirit of adventure and exploration...