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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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700 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

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...

25' Bassboat

Designer: 
Eldredge-McInnis
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Safe, dry, fast, and seaworthy V-bottomed inboard powerboat designed for carvel planking.

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn frames.

Alternative construction: Strip

Lofting is required.

Propulsion: 6 cylinder 350...

The Silver Thread

Designer: 
Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Silver Thread is a replica of a Cornish lug and mizzen used in the inshore fishing and as tender to larger vessels within harbors. The original boat, Summer Haze, was built in Padstow around 1908.

Simon Watts found and sailed the Haze for...

NAVCAT Limousine

Designer: 
Naviculus
Skill Level to Build: 
Medium

The “NAVCAT Limousine” is a premium mode of transport with chauffeur.

Designed for 18 km/hr top speed with a range of approx. 10hrs at 8km/hr.

The boats wooden construction and large open windows offer a charm unique, combining...

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?

START 65

Designer: 
ACDesign
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

This is a boat simple to build, economical to use and that has a minimum of habitability and a lot of deck space for outdoor living.

The construction method is the “stitch and paste” because of its small size.

The hull is in CPM...

Swifty 12

Designer: 
Fred Shell
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

The Swifty 12 is the most popular boat in the Shell Boats fleet, with several hundred built from our kits and plans. Docile and easily handled, the Swifty will plane on a reach in a good breeze, but you will have to work very hard to get it to...