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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

Slingshot 19

Designer: 
Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The‘Slingshot 19’ is basically a 2-seat version of the ‘Slingshot 16’ trimaran. We offer plans for this 19′ boat because we have received so many requests for a 2-seater. It is approximately 15% bigger in all dimensions than the Slingshot 16, and is about 40% heavier. It has a wider beam if you go for the optional folding aka, and can carry significantly more sail.

Northeaster Dory

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

The Northeaster Dory is small enough to be rowed singly, but big enough for tandem rowing with two adults. Even four adults have comfortable seating. Performance rowers may add a sliding seat.

Lightning Class

Designer: 
Sparkman & Stephens
Skill Level to Build: 
moderate

Easy to build and fun to sail for the entire family. World wide racing, perfect for daysailing or great beach cruising.

Design by Sparkman & Stephens. Traditional plank on frame construction or modern plywood/epoxy construction....

Sportfish 570

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

The design of Sportfish 570 comes from a collaboration with a Senegalese society, with the aim of creating fishing vessels for inland waters of modern conception.

It’s a fast planning boat and stable. Its V bottom with a deadrise angle not...

Pretty Marsh

Designer: 
Doug Hylan
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate to advanced

Good performance with modest horsepower, a soft and predictable ride. I/O or outboard, 80-200hp.

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...

Shearwater Sectional Sport

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

Developed by Chesapeake Light Craft, LLC, with designer Eric Schade, the 14′6″ Shearwater Sectional is a performance-oriented kayak that successfully bridges the gap between high performance, comfort, and stability. Spin loose five bolts at the...