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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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710 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Backsplash

Designer: 
Perttu Korhonen
Skill Level to Build: 
Indermediate

Backsplash = backpack kayak.

Combine hiking and paddling
Go to fishing on remote lakes,
Build when storage space is limited.
Living on city? – take a boat on your back and walk to shore to for paddling?

William H. Short

Designer: 
William H. Short
Skill Level to Build: 
Some building experience is needed.

SF Pelican 12 foot: Three sheets of drawings, step-by-step building instructions, sail plans, lists for materials and hardware, and sailing handling information.
Note: Drawing plans come in pdf format and can be printed to full hard copy...

Chesapeake 14

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

The Chesapeake touring kayaks are icons in the sea kayaking world. Built in the thousands in dozens of countries around the world, the Chesapeakes are solid-tracking, comfortable kayaks.

Northern Hawk

Designer: 
Mark Rogers
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

Feel the difference a proportionally correct sized kayak can make in your paddling enjoyment.

Hull speed is easily maintained with its fine entry and exit lines. The Northern Hawk was designed to accommodate the larger paddler. With its...

Chester Yawl

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Traditional "Whitehall" elegance in a stitch-and-glue kit. For casual single and tandem rowing, we do not believe there is a better build-your-own-boat kit than the Chester Yawl.

18' 6" Garden's Eel

Designer: 
William Garden
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

A thoroughly charming boat from the board of a highly respected designer, Eel exudes strength of character.

Construction: Strip, cold-molded, or carvel.

Alternative construction: Lapstrake.

Lofting required.

Plans...

Fantail Launch, by Bolger

Designer: 
Philip C. Bolger
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This exquisite launch leaves little wake at five knots. Her plans show both cold-molded and plank-on-frame construction. Construction: Cold-Molded or Carvel planked over steamed frames. Alternative construction: Lapstrake. Lofting is required....