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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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696 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Deben 4¾-Tonner

Designer: 
George Whisstock
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to advanced – not really suitable for first time builders

Our Deben Class designs are inspired by the original Deben 4-tonner, which my father commissioned from W. M. Blake in 1936 and the Deben 6-tonner, designed by my father in 1950. At least 35 of the 4-tonners and 3 of the 6-tonners were built...

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

Alden 21' Indian Class

Designer: 
John Alden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A Swampscott dory-type daysailer with generous side decks and inside ballast.

Construction Method: Lapstrake over sawn frames

Lofting is required: Partial

Plans include 4 sheets.

Memory

Designer: 
Brad Christensen
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner, but with some woodworking experience

Beautiful 8 ft mahogany runabout with electric power. Great for children but will accommodate adult(s).

Tolman Skiff Jumbo

Designer: 
Renn Tolman
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Tolman Skiffs are thoroughly modern, ocean capable, vee bottom stitch and glue plywood boats with a dory ancestry. These skiffs are designed for Alaskan waters and are ideal for sport fishing, beach camping, cruising and general work or...

12' Catspaw Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White and N.G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

An open boat that rows with ease and swiftness and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a breeze.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames

Alternative construction: Lapstrake or strip

No lofting is required...

Mill Creek 16

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

The Mill Creek 16.5™ is enormously popular because it can be used in so many ways. Not only can you paddle it as a single or a double, but you can sail it, or add a sliding-seat rowing unit.

JAM 8

Designer: 
Edward Sutt
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

The JAM 8 is a true personal watercraft. While only 7 foot 4 inches long, it can carry up to 200 pounds. The JAM 8 is perfect for exploring flat water rivers, ponds and marshes.