Boat Plans & Kits

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Fred Shell
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A boat to take you to all the shallow water places that most sailors never see up close (deep water places too). At only 95 lbs it is easily car topped or trailered and can even be launched from many places without a ramp. Designed to be...

28' Canoe Yawl, Rozinante

L.F. Herreshoff / Modifications by Doug Hylan
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This hypnotically striking canoe yawl ranks among the most admired designs of our time.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steam-bent frames

Alternative construction: Cold-molded

Lofting is required

Plans include 9...

F1430 Fishing Kayak

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The F1430 is a unique sit-on-top stitch and glue kayak. Combining stunning classic looks with modern wood-epoxy construction, this kayak will easily weight in at less than half of your typical rotomoulded fishing yak; And as we’re already...

PT Skiff

Bieker Boats/ Eric Jolley
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attentive amateur + (need basic woodworking skills as a minimum)

The PT skiff is a very fuel efficient center console runabout that is good looking, has good handling, can carry a load, and is incredibly quick with only 20 horsepower. The hull shape of the PT skiff was studied with the most advanced design...

Zimmer 21' Utility Launch

Nelson Zimmer
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A fuel-efficient, carvel planked, displacement launch designed to be powered by a 6 to 8-hp diesel.

Comfortable for 2 people cruising or 6-8 people day running.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames


20' Dark Harbor 12 1/2

B.B. Crowninshield
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20' LOA carvel-planked open daysailer. Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 4 sheets, and suggested for experienced builders only as the plans...

Thomson 11' Skiff

Asa Thomson
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Flat-bottomed rowing skiff elegant enough for a yacht tender.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

No lofting is required

Plans include 1 sheet.

15' Prospector 'Ranger'

Steve Killing Yacht Design Inc.
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Prospector “Ranger” 15 — a pocket-sized prospector.

The Prospector models built by the Chestnut Canoe Company were made in lengths from 12 to 18 ft. filling a need for a canoe with greater carrying capacity than the Pleasure and Cruiser...


Paolo Lodigiani
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NEREIDE is the classical canoe used on lakes or rivers of North America. For the last two centuries it has been built with very slight differences in shape, which is in itself a guarantee of quality.