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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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688 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

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....

18' 8" Mackinaw

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

An open shoal-draft centerboarder suitable for rowing, daysailing, or coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake, strip, or cold-molded

Lofting is required

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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...

Zimmer 21' Gaff Sloop

Designer: 
Nelson Zimmer
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Centerboard sloop with inside ballast and two settee berths for coastal cruising.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 5 sheets.

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.

No...

Long Lake

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Light and fast, a 20' tortured plywood, decked dayboat: both a double kayak and a single scull in one hull. Her 'midship' section is similar to Aleut kayaks.

Design No. 165

Designer: 
George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Some experience preferable – CNC version needs less experience than laminated version

A development from our very successful and popular Design No. 119 (17′6″ Pocket Cruiser) – a 19′4″ Pocket Cruiser in two basic versions:

Saloon version: good sitting headroom.

Doghouse version: decent standing headroom in the...

Raven Lady

Designer: 
Mike Camp
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

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...