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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700 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

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.

27' 6" Sloop, Controversy

Designer: 
Mt. Desert Yacht Yard
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This design has a built-down keel to provide a deeper bilge, a centerboard housed entirely within the ballast keel, and a straight sheer.

Construction: Strip-planked over bulkhead / frames

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

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.

25' Dark Harbor 17 1/2

Designer: 
B.B. Crowninshield
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

25′ LOA carvel-planked daysailer with small cabin. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 4 sheets.

Albury Runabout

Designer: 
Albury Brothers / plans by Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Built by eye in the Bahamas for the last 40 years, Doug Hylan’s drawings allow for strip-planking or cold-molding.

Construction: Strip-planked over laminated frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded, plans included.

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Redneck Duck

Designer: 
David Gray
Skill Level to Build: 
First time builder

This is a 64 page construction guide for building a class legal PDRacer from PolySail International. The guide includes plans and is illustrated with multiple photographs taken as the prototype was being built over a period of six days.

RoofRack

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A small and very simple tender to fit inside a station wagon or on a roofrack, this little plywood dink will suit some one wanting a tender for their small yacht or motorboat.

Simon Watts Sea Urchin Dinghy

Designer: 
Sam Manning, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

These handsome, practical row boats were routinely built by Nova Scotia shipwright, Jim Smith in six days, painted and ready for the water.

Simon Watts’ designs for these boats are a great way to get introduced to boatbuilding and rowing....

Dace - RYD-8.4

Designer: 
Paul "PAR" Riccelli
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Dace - RYD-8.4 is a fat little yacht tender. Originally designed for carrying quite a load to and from a buddy’s 40′ yacht.