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

Coho

Designer: 
John Lockwood
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner- No Prior Woodworking Experience Required

The Coho is one of our best sellers for both day paddles and as a touring kayak. She has drawn high praise from a 5'2" woman and a 6'2" man alike, and is suited for both novice and advanced paddlers.

18' 6" Garden's Eel

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.

Plans...

Pilot Schooner 28

Designer: 
Reuel B. Parker
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)

Swansea Pilot Schooner, flush-decked cruiser, based on the earliest type (late 18th/early 19th century). This vessel is intended for open ocean cruising.

16' Gentleman's Runabout

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.

Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames. Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets.

Please note:...

MINUETTO CRUISER

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

MINUETTO CRUISER is the moderate version of a Mini Transat. Even if designed according to the class rules it has no ambition to compete but is just a fast and safe day-cruiser.

Cypress Pirogue

Designer: 
Nicholas Poret
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Everyone from Louisiana seems to remember that cypress pirogue boat Pawpaw kept in his barn. Cypress pirogues have since become a relic of the past. Pirogues are flat bottom boats designed to paddle shallow swamps and marshes. Most of them were...

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...

Kalostyn

Designer: 
Andrew Walters
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Kalostyn was designed as the subject matter of a book that I had planned to write called, How to design a boat using SketchUp 3D software.

I created a design that had lots of curves in order to demonstrate how to put these...

Chesapeake LT 17

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.