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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Skerrieskiff 17'

Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

Construction - Glued Lapstrake clinker plywood. No Lofting required. Plans include 5 sheets with instructions. Sail Area - 67 sq. ft.

12' 10" Pooduck Skiff

Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This dinghy could be considered a big little boat.

She has a lot of excellent qualities: excellent rowing and sailing ability, easy construction, and mannerly towing habits.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.


18' 8" Mackinaw

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



John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
basic woodworking skills

My client wanted to circumnavigate, Cape Horn and all!  He wished to build the boat himself and had limited skills in boatbuilding, limits on his budget, and a space about the size of a double garage. Sundowner was the boat I drew for him, as...


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October 8th, 1977, twenty-four “21 feet sailing boats” single handed left Penzance (United Kingdom) for Antigua with a stopover in Tenerife.

The smallest offshore racing boats were born and so was favourite race: the Mini Transat....


Warren Jordan
Skill Level to Build: 

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....

Trawler 28

Jacques Mertens
Skill Level to Build: 
some experience required

Our Trawler 28 is a sturdy offshore trawler with a straight shaft inboard diesel. This makes the TW28 an ideal boat for a couple to live aboard or for a crew of 4 on vacation.

15' 0" Hiawatha

Ted Moores
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The Hiawatha is a general purpose recreational canoe of light displacement, designed in the tradition of contemporary American cruisers. A good solo canoe, it is also very fast and responsive.