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 ANY 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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Matteo Costa
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Techne is a pure double trapeze skiff, fast, exciting and for amateur boat building.

The project was born in the university for the contest “1001 Vela per l'università,” organized by Roma Tre with the intention of involving other...

32' Lobstercruiser

Alan McInnis
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Round-bottomed, carvel-planked powerboat with two berths and a single 300-hp engine.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Strip or cold-molded

Lofting is required.

Plans include...

Olga 28

Mark Smaalders
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The Olga 28 was designed as a light, relatively fuel efficient cruising boat for the waters around Orcas Island, in the Salish Sea, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia meet. Strong currents are the norm, and while winds in...

Raven Lady

Mike Camp
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Designed as a cat schooner; both sails have big round poles at their leading edges. Considering the performance potential of this hull, this rig is appropriate. The stayless rig is clean and will be cheap to build with solid fir poles. The plans...

Janus sailing catamaran

Woods Designs
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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...

Sharpie 24 Hampton Flattie

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

24′ Chesapeake Bay Hampton Flattie

L.O.A.: 24′ 2″
L.W.L.: 22′ 8″
Beam: 7′ 9″
Draft: 2′ ½″/3′ 9″
Sail Area: 263 sq ft
Weight: 2,500# (approx)

Proportionately, this is the largest sharpie type known, and...


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This boat, with a LOA of 8 mt,develops an internal volume such as to allow 6 crew members a sailing cruise.

The hull lines and deck lines are to corner for simplicity of construction, and are harmonized with the hull volume. The interior...

Half Model Plan WAVE

Cornelius Gorman
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Wide, shallow racing sloop designed by Cornelius Gorman in 1878. The plans produce a model that is 21″ long.

You’ll receive 3 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step instructions for half-hull building,...

Shearwater Sectional Sport

Eric Schade
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Developed by Chesapeake Light Craft, LLC, with designer Eric Schade, the 14′6″ Shearwater Sectional is a performance-oriented kayak that successfully bridges the gap between high performance, comfort, and stability. Spin loose five bolts at the...

Optimist Dinghy Template Plans

Clark Mills
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner / Intermediate

If you are considering building a wood-epoxi Optimist dinghy, you will definitely need our Optimist Dinghy Template Plans.

The Optimist Dinghy Template Plans contain the descriptions, materials and dimensions of each and every part, all...