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Plans & Kits
If you’re in the market for a boat to build, this directory of Boat Plans & Kits is a fine place to start. And if your company sells plans or kits, we invite you to list your offerings here. There is no charge for listing, but the featured boats must be built of wood. To refine your search of this directory, use quotation marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you’ll receive all the listings that include the words Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine your search, enter “Nutshell Pram Kit”; you’ll then see only the results for Nutshell Pram kits.
Search Plans & Kits
To refine your search, add quote marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you will get all the listings which include Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine, search “Nutshell Pram Kit” and you’ll see just Nutshell Pram Kit results.
Sailboats - Racing
The input was “design a pure cruising boat”.The boat has wide internal volumes, limited draft, average/high displacement and sailing area which do not require a continuos sail change.The hull lines have been developed both to corner and round.We wanted to realize something new for deck design.
Sailboats - Daysailers
The Stevenson Projects Weekender design is forty years old this year! Inspired by the classic lines of Friendship sloops, but translated to plywood, the Weekender has the looks of a classic era and the light-strong straight-forward simplicity of more modern materials.
This runabout reveals the influence of Zimmer’s association with John Hacker, and will require expert boatbuilders.Construction: Batten-seam planking over sawn frames.Lofting is required.Plans include 4 sheets.
The GulfStream 28 is a moderate vee, relatively narrow boat (beam/length ratio of 3.4) designed to satisfy a program in which economy and seaworthiness were top priorities.
Sailboats - Daysailers
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.
Oar / Paddle
It’s hard to imagine you could make a nicer gift for your favorite munchkin. Created by Buckley Smith (author of Moonsailors) this animated rocking dory is oozing with personality.
A series of Catamaran Houseboats/canal boats has been designed with electric propulsion.
The boats have been designed to meet dimensional restrictions of the french canal waterways, however the design can be easily adapted to other inland waterway requirements.
Sailboats - Cruising
Being a big fan of the Irish Pucan and I’m hoping to make building in wood both simpler and more straightforward. An encouragement for builders to have a go at building their own boat.