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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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706 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

SAM

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani
Skill Level to Build: 
advanced

SAM is a pure racing boat built in composite with the sandwich technique. A prototype of this boat got a good result in World Championship of the class same years ago.

18' Catboat

Designer: 
Fenwick Williams
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

Construction: Carvel planked over sawn & steamed frames. Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip. Lofting is required. Plans include 11 sheets.

Simon Watts Petaluma Rowing Shell

Designer: 
Gregg Sabourin, Bill Nielsen, and Simon Watts
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Wooden rowing shells are rare in the age of carbon fiber, but if you’re not trying to win the Charles they’re a joy to row and a great way to exercise. Simon’s design comes from the 1920s, and his digital plans bring a modern eye to a classic...

Crystal 16

Designer: 
Timm Smith
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate

The Crystal 16 was designed to be a simple, lightweight flats skiff. Her hull is a simple V-bottom with a bit of flare in her topsides. Her deck features a large casting platform forward with two smaller platforms back aft on both sides. Storage...

Sunrise

Designer: 
Jay Benford
Skill Level to Build: 
skilled

Sunrise was my home for a decade. She has a typical New England Pinky hull with their extended bulwarks and mini-transom at their conclusion. She has comfortable accommodations for a couple to live aboard, with occasional guests. She has a...

L20 Trimaran

Designer: 
Lorenzo B. Acompañado II
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

A modern iteration of Philippine double outrigger canoe. Adapting to present-day construction method, the wooden facetted hull still has the silhouette of the Austronesian “Bangka”.

Chesapeake 17

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

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

11' 2" Shellback Dinghy

Designer: 
Joel White
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

This beautiful 11′ 2″ dinghy is similar in construction to the Nutshell Pram, although it is slightly larger, with a pointed bow.

Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional lapstrake.

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