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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Chesapeake 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.

Chesapeake Sport Tandem

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

This very narrow, very fast double is perfect for athletic couples who want to really cover the miles, whether it's for excercise, super-fast touring, or winning races.

Swaggie

Designer: 
John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

Small blue water cruiser with Junk rig, inside steering station, and accommodation for up to four persons. Suitable for home boatbuilders, all wood construction, lead ballast cast in small pigs.

Westport Skiff

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

A simple-to-build 11' skiff, can be built up to 18' long. Originally modeled by Fred Tripp and documented by R. H. Baker.

ZEN

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

ZEN is a very simple 10 Foot boat (www.diecipiedi.it) particularly narrow and therefore unstable. It is not the right boat for a beginner but, in the hands of a good helmsman, it may be fast.

Caledonia Yawl II

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

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood.

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

No Lofting required.

Plans include 10 sheets.

This is the 7 plank per side, which some folks will feel is...

Point Comfort 18

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Here is another little skiff inspired by a Chesapeake Bay working craft. In order to combine chine construction with the kind of bow that can punch into (instead of being punched around by) the Bay’s notorious chop, builders there have long used...

16' 0" Prospector

Designer: 
Ted Moores
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry.