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.

To refine your search, add quote marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you will get all the listings which include Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine, search “Nutshell Pram Kit” and you’ll see just Nutshell Pram Kit results.

 

704 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

SV14

Designer: 
Simonis-Voogd Design
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

S/V 14 designed by Simonis Voogd Design has been specifically created for sailors with disabilities. The E-book consists of 100 pages plan + videos, it is offered for free BUT, it must be for the benefit of the disabled community. Being a two-...

Petrel Play

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Paddlers are demanding versatility AND performance from their sea kayaks these days. Little by little, designers like Nick Schade are squeezing huge performance out of compact dimensions.

The Petrel Play is just 14 feet long, a length...

Chesapeake 17

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

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

Papoose

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

This charming addition to our cradle boat fleet is adapted from a type known as a pram. Prams have transoms at both bow and stern, and are used extensively as tenders for larger vessels because of their roominess in a relatively short length....

MicroCatboat

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

The design of the boat comes by request of a customer who already owns a Charles W. Wittholz’s catboat and wanted to have a beautiful tender for his yacht. We designed, therefore, a small dinghy of only 2.6 meters with simple and elegant lines,...

Milford 20

Designer: 
Neville Watkinson & Mark Fitzgerald
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The Milford 20 is a trailer-able shoal draft sharpie schooner modelled on the New Haven sharpies of the late 19th. century. It was inspired by Mark Fitzgerald’s FLORIDAYS design, as published in Reuel Parker’s Sharpie Book and featured in...

Wee Pumpkin

Designer: 
Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Introducing Wee Pumpkin, the newest addition to our cradle boat fleet! Featuring full size patterns for all parts, a complete construction booklet, and a unique building system that is builder and baby-friendly. Requiring only about 3 days for...

Merry Wherry Two

Designer: 
Ron Mueller
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Designed For Capacity The Merry Two is the versatile Merry - row with a partner, take a friend as a passenger, or row by yourself - perfect for the larger rower. Or tour as Matt Kirchoff did with his son, on a one month trip exploring the outer...

Shellback Rowing Kit

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with extremely accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease. The ladder frame—the “foundation” of the boat—is now included with...

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

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