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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Original Gloucester Rocker

Designer: 
Buckley Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to intermediate

It’s hard to imagine you could make a nicer gift for your favorite munchkin. Created by Buckley Smith (author of Moonsailors) this animated rocking dory is oozing with personality. The big sweeping sheer, traditional transom with a sculling...

Top Hat

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Good speed and sea keeping ability with low impact & noise. 50hp outboard or inboard diesel.

Jimmy Skiff

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

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.

Pax 18

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

These completely new designs were developed at CLC in response to a growing constituency of skilled paddlers seeking waterborne sports cars for racing, exercise, or just plain fun.

Newt

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A quickly, easily and inexpensively built solo canoe, that can be built by one person with hand tools in three days. Complete plans and step-by-step instructions. A great family boatbuilding project.

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...

Shearwater 16

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Shearwater is an eye-catching, light and fast cruiser that does many things well. It is a strong contender for the budget-minded paddler looking to answer the 'if I could only have one kayak' need