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

Beaver Canoe

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

Construction: Strip planked and glass/epoxy sheathed.

Alternative construction: Cold molded, traditional wood and canvas lapstrake plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 4 sheets.

DRIADE

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

DRIADE is a light and fast rowing boat, ideal for those who wish to train for rowing with a simpler, easier to handle and cheaper boat than the typical rowing skiff.

16' 6" Resolute

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Developed in response to requests from heavier and wider paddlers who also wanted a shorter boat, this stable load carrier is excellent for the novice kayaker.

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...

Fisherman 17

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

17′ CENTER-CONSOLE FLATS FISHERMAN
L.O.A.: 16′ 10″
L.W.L.: 15′ 1″
BEAM: 6′ 5″
RAFT: 9 3/4″ Static, Laden
SUGGESTED POWER—25 to 75 HP

TYPE: Tropical and sub-tropical flats fisherman/guide boat, especially suited...

Peeler Skiff

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

Designed by John C. Harris, this light but sturdy fishing and utility skiff—a “crab skiff,” as they’re known on the Chesapeake Bay—has been dubbed the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy, soft-shell crabs. “There are so many...

Janus sailing catamaran

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Janus is a 4 berth trailable sailing catamaran built in sheet plywood. However, don’t be deceived by Janus’ simple dory shaped hulls (which make it a very easy boat to build). It has a lot of internal room for its length and a surprisingly good...

9' 6" Nutshell Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic

Our pre-cut kits have been cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.

The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is...