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This package, for immediate download, contains over 165 plans in PDF format for different styles and shapes of boats.  This is our complete boat plan package.  These are all the boat plans we sell! Row Boats, Canoes, Kayaks, Sailboats, and Utility Boats, Cabin Cruisers, Houseboats, Hydroplanes, Novelty boats, Paddle wheel boats, Inboards, Outboards, Sailboats, Ski Boats, Speed boats, etc.  There's simply too much to list!!  What more do you need??

Bebop Boat Plans

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24 Sailboat designs and plans, including:

Bannock:  A versatile craft is yours when you build this sturdy pram-it can be sailed either cat-rigged or sloop-rigged, paddled with oars or powered by a small outboard motor.

Sailboat Bannock Boat Plans

Biloxi Dinghy Sailboat Easy to build, small starter sailboat.

Blue Moon. 16-foot cruising sailboat that can be built complete on a low budget  It sleeps two comfortably on 6 foot 4 inch berths, and there’s sitting headroom in a cabin that has space for a chemical toilet and a small stove.  Very easy to build.

Breeze-Baby 12 foot sailboat that actually planes with one person aboard.  Easily to handle under her simple sail- this would make an ideal FIRST boat. 

Cat’s Paw Another 12 ft sailboat that is easy to build with straight side hulls.   Very forgiving.  Ideal boat to learn or practice sailing in because she will forgive so many mistakes.

Crescent 15 and 1/2 ft sailboat for day sailing on a small lake, river, or protected waters of a bay.  Of course, day sailing doesn’t mean you can’t go for a moon light cruise.  This boat is not equipped with a cabin, galley and bunks for overnight cruising. 

Cats Paw Boat Plans

Dart A fast 13-foot sailboat.  As a one design, class, or general-purpose sailboat.  Jib and mainsail easily handled.  Points closely, foots quickly.  Ideal for protected waterways.  May be propelled with small outboard motors also.

Falcon is a general-purpose frisky 14 ft centerboard sailboat. It points closely and easily outdistances comparable one-design class boats.  This design is for those who want the very latest and best in small sailing craft.  Seats 4 persons. 

Graifen Ten Sailing Pram, ideal for learning the basics of sailing, also fun for more experienced sailors.

Gypsy 24 foot long sailer, 9 foot 2 inches beam, 6000 pound displacement, and seats 3 persons. Takes a 10 - 25hp motor.

Banshee Boat Plans

Hobby Kat Really neat catamaran that is fast.  Asymmetrical hulls and special trampoline supports, the Hobby Kat can reach 20 mph. 

Jamaican is a fiberglass sailboard. Lots of fun.  

Manu is a speedy 30 mph planing sailboat.  With load of more than five passengers, boat reacts like any conventional displacement-type sailboat.  Length 20 foot with a beam of 6 foot 1 inch.  Capacity 4 to 6 maximum. 

Missile is a 19-foot racing sailboat.  Small craft is designed for the backyard boat builder who wants competition or just plain speedy sailing at minimum cost.  50 inch beam.

Petrel is a 16 ft sailboat that can be built as a day sailor or a overnighter with cabin.  It is 70 inches wide.  Either model is constructed from the same basic design, and either model possesses unusual seaworthiness, stability, trim attractive lines, speed and ability to handle well on all points of sailing.

Cabellero Boat Plans

Sea Mite is a 10ft sailor, an outboarder, and an all around shoal draft utility boat for protected what fishing. .  This boat has an inverted V bottom, 65-inch beam and a 3-inch draft which combines to give two slim hulls that move with the lightest of breezes. 

Southwind is a 22-foot dory-sharpie.  This is a small, shallow-draft sailing craft, which combines sea-worthiness with economy and, with power, will make moderate speeds.

Star-Lite sporting an overall length of 27 feet 6 inches accommodates four people in 6 foot 4 inch bunks with enough space for a private head and a working galley.  You can live on this boat.  The Star-Lite is a proven design, improved slightly from the first ship built- the Tabu.  You can build it, but it will take some work!

Tabu combines new materials with improved techniques of water dynamics, this sports sailor brings about a new concept of high in the –water speed sailing.  It rides over the surface instead of forcing its way through it.  Length is 18 feet with a 5 foot 8 inch beam, 2 people with a hull weight of 175 pounds.

Cabellero Boat Plans

Tern is a flying sailor.  Nature foots the power bill when the boat you build carries 72 square foot of sail.  It is remarkably stable, and packs as many as four persons aboard.

Zephyr is a refinement of a type of boat developed by the English for use in the rough open waters of the English Channel.  Speed, durable 14-foot international dinghy class sailboat.  Light weight, strong, compact hull, and maximum water line length for competition or thrilling sailing speeds of over 15 miles per hour.  Will out sail boats twice her length and will keep going in rough waters.  The beam is 5 feet and the weight is 165 pounds.

Zephyr Boat Plans

Plus 3 more sailboats!!

36 Rowboats, canoes, and kayak designs and plans, including:

Anyone's rowboat - Easy 12-16' rowboat

Blue Bill Kayak - Canoe - 13' combo kayak and canoe

Can't Sink Dinghy - 9 1/2' fiberglass dinghy boat

Canvasback kayak - Cheap little kayak

Car Top Boat - Lightweight rowboat

Cheap Canoe - 13' canoe

Chessy rowboat - 15' skiff, can be rowed, or driven with an outboard.

Cork Fishing Auto topper - 9', 52 lb rowboat.

Folding Kayak - Folds like a book, can be carried on the roof of your car.

Glide Easy Canoe - 15' Plywood Canoe

Handy Andy Rowboat - 10' folding boat

Hunting Kayak - Shallow Draft 2 seater

Jolly Roger Boat - Small rowboat, great project for young guys

Jon Boat - Flat bottom scow ideal for fishing in shallow backwaters and weeds

Junior Dinghy Easy to build, all-purpose rowboat

General Kayak - Another folding Kayak

King Canvasback - Lightweight kayak

King Fisher - 9' Pram boat

Little Chief Canoe - Large Canoe, easy to build

Multi Use Skiff - 13 ft, 9 inch rowboat

Northwind Kayak Boat - 19' flat bottom crusing kayak

Pedal Cat Water Bike - Cruising water bike, cool!

Pintail Duck Boat - Lightweight little duck boat

Plyak - Small, plywood kayak

Pod - 15 ft rowboat

Redwood Canoe - 74 lb, 16' Canoe

Row and Sail Dory - Rowboat that can be sailed.  Here are some customer pics of this little dingy that a customer sent us, built by using these plans, (CLICK ON EACH PIC FOR FULL SIZE) :


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Wood Boat Plans



Sea Skiff - 13' 9 in boat, that can be rowed, or powered by an inboard, or outboard

Sea Midge - Snug, small, 3 way pram

Sneak Box Duck Boat - 12ft historic Duck Boat

Boat Plan Instructions


Plus 5 more rowboats and 10 more Utility boats!!!


7 Runabout Inboard boat designs and plans, including:

Chum 15 footer  This speedy inboard runabout is designed for a converted Jeep motor!  15 and a half ft long, 6 ft beam, and a maximum draft of  20 inches.  Designed to be used with an old Marined Jeep 60 hp engine.

Large Sea Skiff   A 17 ft Seabright skiff.  Can go 14 mph with a 5 hp engine, hits 20 mph with a 10 hp.  5 foot beam, 900 lbs displacement.

Boat Plans Instructions

Nancy Jane 19 footer  All purpose craft designed to fulfill a great variety of uses in one boat.  With a length, beam, and depth generous enough to be usable anywhere, this sea worth design provides a craft that may be equipped with a marine or converted auto engine from 15 to 100 hp.

Panther 15 footer    High speed inboard runabout.  Here, veritable, is a projectile for waterborne space travel, and inboard speedster with super clean and efficient running lines.  With any automobile motor since the 50's, speeds of 75 mph are possible, with no sacrifice of stability.

Panther Boat Plans

Riveria 17 footer 6th place luxury boat designed for ski towing and all water sports is powered by your choice of 100 to 225 hp auto engines converted for marine use.

Sea Scout 14 footer  Sea scout is the type of boat its name implies, a small inboard runabout with single cockpit destined for use by one to three people and for fairly high speeds with comfort not found in outboards and convenience comparable to a coupe ashore.

Small inboard boat Just the size for little kids, this midget inboard has an outboard for a power plant.


Houseboat boat plans

26 Runabout Outboard boat designs and plans, including:

Ace 2 seater  Speedy two-cockpit runabout for towing water skiers and general family boating pleasure.  12' 4 " long, 5' 9" beam, 200 lbs with all equip aboard except a motor.

All Purpose portable boat A winter eveing project for the sportsman who wants his own boat for next summer's outings.  Inexpensive, easily built, a safe and satisfactory performer.

Houseboat Boat Plans

Banta 12 footer  If you want a lightweight utility boat with a nice turn of speed and easy handling, build a "banta".  A boat like this has a lot to recommend it, simple, inexpensive construction, a 1 man weight of less than 150 lbs, practically leak proof, she's a smooth easy sailer on any man's river.

Bebop Kids 8 footer Small runabout for youngsters.  Costs almost nothing to build.

Bebop Boat Plans

Blitzen  Speedy outboard runabout for Class B racing, beveled chines for safe high speed operation.  2 hull stules for same basic design given - one for general utility, one for racing.  Performs well with outboard motors of from 10 to 25 hp.

Blue Streak  Prop ridin on her hydro-conic bottom, Blue Streal takes class "B" outboard motors for a merry spin in stock utility races.

Buzz A lightweight, easily handled outboard hydroplane, adapted to car top carrying, and designed for use with 5 to 10 hp outboard motors.  11' 1" long, 55" Beam, 22" depth, complete weight of 135 lbs.

Pontoon Boat Plans

Cobra 15 footer Fin Tailed outboard runabout. Used with any outboard motor from 10 hp to 50 hp, Cobra will achieve speeds of from 20 mph to 4- mph and will leave most kit or factory built boats well in its wake.

DragonFly II  Her mama (Dragonfly I) was one of the speediest sweethearts of a speedboat we've ever seen.  But daughter's new lines make her even speedier, and a more stable hydroplane.

Firefly  You can go places in this speedy hydroplane, which is designed for the largest outboard motor available.  Try your hand building her.  She's guaranteed fun.

Flying Fisherman Fast outboard utility, 11 1/2 feet overall, with an easily driven hull, planked with plywood or thin cedar.

Jumping Jack General purpose small outboard runabout. Designed as a combination fold up boat and trailer.  Power with outboard motors up to 5 hp.  9' 7" long, 2' depth, 3' 10.5" beam, seats 2 comfortable, and 4 rather uncomfortably.

Cruiser Boat Plans

Plus 14 more:

Maximus, Merry Maid, Meteor, Mustang 10 footer, Mustang 12-14 footer, Playboy 14 footer, PM-38 13 footer, Sea Fury 15 footer, Sea King, Shore Lark 13 footer, Small Skiff, Swift Swoose, Torpedo, Victory.

Inboard Boat Plans

Here are some comments and pics a customer sent us of a boat he built.  Click on each pic for a full size version:

The boat plan I used to build my boat was the 14' Playboy Runabout. I have pics from start to finish of the project and i'm very proud of it. I customized the plans a little to suit my needs better. I built her to drive with remote controls not from the motor, and I closed in the sides and put a storage compartment on both sides. I put a bench seat accross the back with storage underneath instead of a seat down both sides and I closed in the rear of the boat for extra storage (gas tank, battery box, tools, etc). I also fiberglassed the outside and painted it. I think the plans were great and easy to follow for the first time builder.

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12 Paddle Wheel boat designs and plans, including:

Bicycle Pedal Boat Bouyancy and speed are 2 features of this bicycle boat.  It consists of 2 pontoons and an old bicycle frame.  A blast!

Foot Pedal Catamaran  Provides great fun to lie on the deck of this homemade catamaran, slip your feet into the toe-clips, and paddle over the lake or bay.

Katamaran Boat Plans

Kids Paddle Pusher Sturdy well designed and easily built scow for active young captains.

Marty Paddle  Colorful appearance and pedal operated paddle wheels keep Martty's admirers standing in line for another free ride.

Inboard Boat Plans

Paddle wheel bass boat  Ideal craft to reach the best bass fishing areas, where they feed in shallow water among spatter docks.  No propeller to foul in water weeds, and with a flat bottom and a 4 ft beam along its entire length, the draft is at a minimum.

Plus 7 more:

Basic Paddlewheel boat, Paddlewheel Peddle Boat, Paddlewheel Turtle boat, Paddlewheel Waterbug, Pedal Cat, Pogo, Show boat.

Rowboat Boat Plans

9 Novelty boat designs and plans, including:

Battle Surfboards Fun galore with 2 or more of these little naval craft with shoot balls made of cork, or discarded tennis balls or rubber balls!!!!

Cold Lightening A 100 mph Skeeter class Iceboat.  Cheap!  No special lumber required!

Corky A pint sized sailer for youngsters that can be built in a few evenings.  Non-sinkable.

Floating Swimming Boat A floating platform that the whole family can enjoy on a calm day at the lake.

Motorized Surfboard  Skim the waves in this motor drive paddle board.  Loads of fun.

Pontune  Your entire family can take to the water on this pontoon family boat for sun bathing, swimming, or fishing parties.  Plenty of room for the BBQ grill too.

Sport Submarine  Great for underwater exploration.  Be the only one on your block who has one.

Submarine Boat Plans

The Thing Unconventional looking boat.  Hard to describe.  Here are actual customer pics from a customer who built one along with his story:

In 1959 I purchased an original home built “Thing” and ran it for several years on the Willamette River. Years later it got rotten and subsequently discarded. Now the Son of the man who originally built it from the magazine plans in his wood shop in Milwaukie, Oregon works with me and he helped his Dad build it in 1958. We decided to search for the plans and if we found them I (an engineer) would upgrade it for two adults and build it. I bought your disk and building started last May 25 and it was ready to launch July 20th. You are welcome to use the photos and my “title” as a former white water guild River Rat Bob from Oregon. Hope you enjoy the pictures attached. I am 60 years old but still chasing the dream as you see from my smile in the boat. 

The Thing Boats Plan  The Thing Boat Plans Inside  The Thing Boat Plans underside  The Thing Boat Plans in Water

Whizz  Slick looking ice yacht!

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5 House boat designs and plans, including:

Bayou Belle  25 foot 8 inch scow that can be built as a houseboat, sports utility, or a fishing boat depending on your offshore pleasure.  As a sports utility, she can be used for towing water skiers and for cruising.  As a fishing boat she offers a stable platform with plenty of elbowroom and storage space. Lastly as a houseboat she has roomy interior accommodations for a leisurely life at sea. Beam is 8 feet with a hull depth of 38 inches.  It is 1500 pounds with a capacity for an additional 3000 pounds.  

Budget Houseboat  Budget Houseboat is like a camper that goes on the water. Its 20 feet long with a 9 foot beam, containing 300 sq. ft. of usable floor area. This means that while she can accommodate two in outrageous comfort, she can easily take a family of four on an extended vacation and be entirely self contained. There are two full size permanent bunks in the forward section of the cabin. The dining table in the rear section of the cabin, seats four and then drops down to convert into an extra bunk. Cabin headroom is 6 feet and 2 inches and two cots can be stationed to the rear of the cabin area. 

Float a Home  A luxurious 21 footer that is very stable, relatively easy to build and with an interior arrangement which can be varied to suit your needs.  It has a 7 foot 3 inch beam and the houseboat can be powered with up to a 120 hp motor.  An extremely simple houseboat to build, it features a strong hull with a heavy keel and close-spaced framing.  The craft is very stable also because of its low profile.

Dingbat Boat Plans

Parti-O Boat  The Patio Craft is about 20 feet long.  The plans come with a complete material list.  This is an easy boat that would make a first time boat builder look like a pro.  

Platform Boat  You can build any kind of floating fun on top of it.  Start with this easy to build pontoon platform and you’ll have no trouble turning out a customized boat exactly suited to your needs.  Big and roomy craft offering plenty of space.  This platform boat is 16 feet long and 8 feet wide.  Complete material list is also provided.

12 Cabin Cruiser boat designs and plans, including:

Caballero Caballero was designed for the amateur builder who desires a roomy, fast, and comfortable cruiser without the attendant high building and upkeeping costs usually associated with inboard craft.  19 ft long with 6 1/2 ft beam.

Cabellero Boat Plans  Caballero Boat Plans

Dolphin  A 16 ft boat specially designed for those who move their craft about by trailer. The hull is light enough to be transported anywhere by trailer and the boat is of a size to be easily handled. It will accommodate two persons for extended trips or a party of 4 for day cruises and do it comfortably.

Eager Eve From 50 feet away you'd swear the Eager Eve was a luxury inboard cabin cruiser. A cover hides the outboard motor that drives this efficient cruiser fast enough to keep up with our outrun nine out of ten inboards. 18 ft long, 6' 1" Beam.

Flight The Flight is a speedy outboard runabout cruiser whose construction is brought within the scope of the amateur builder by the simple application of marine plywood planking. The benefit of plywood make this cruiser sturdy and useful for rugged cruising, fishing, inland commuting or as a workboat. 19 1/2' long, 5' 6" Beam

HaPenny A small V-bottom express cruiser that will really get up and go.  Full bill of materials list provided and more.

Sea Angler The Sea Angler is a 20 foot cruiser of the deep V hull type that has gained so much popularity in recent years because of its ability to provide a high turn of speed with minimum pounding in rough seas.  At that time use of longitudinal steps, or lift rails, was not understood and the engines lacked the power needed for this type of hull.

Dolphin Boat Plans

Sea Babe Cruising comfort plus runabout speed are packing into 15 feet Sea Babe. For extended cruising along river and lake routes, winding through the many picturesque canal routes, or for short weekend hops that require frequent launching and beaching, you'll find Sea Babe easy to handle and economical to run.

Sea Craft 25ft cruiser ideal for large lakes or rivers, and fully seaworthy for offshore ocean cruising.  It is a smart cabin cruiser designed with an eye towards simple, low cost construction for the inexperienced boat builder.

Sea Hawk 21 ft outboard Cabin cruiser for overnight trips on protected water or general water sports use on rivers and small lakes. May also be used for deep sea fishing on ocean waters.

Sea Craft Boat Plans

Sportsman    18 ft Cruiser that has a unique combination of runabout and cruiser features, but is well adapted for day cruising or short trips anywhere. Its closest approach in a similar craft ashore is the house trailer, but unlike the mode of travel, Sportsman is a self contained, seaworthy, open water crafter for weekend cruises or fishing trips that will accommodate a partner.

Sunfish The Sun Fish is an unconventional looking cruiser which weighs only 375 pounds and is powered by an outboard. It can be transported by trailer easily and has accommodations for two persons for overnight trips.

Dolphin Boat Plans

Sunapee Sturdy 22 ft cruiser. For the experienced boat builder to attempt.

19 Hydroplane Boat designs and plans:

Air Marine Special  This class F hydroplane is fast! Joe Michelini drove the Airmarine Special at over 85 mph in 1958 National Championships. He took first place in Class B, C, F and CU events. Not for the faint of heart.

Atomite   9 and a 1/2 ft hydroplane for high speed fun. Its fast and furious but at the same time highly maneuverable 9.5 foot outboard hydroplane, designed for outboard motors of 7.5 to 10 hp.

Banshee "Z" Class racing runabout will do about 45 mph with a 48 c.i. converted engingine.  10' 6" long, 4' 8" beam

Banshee Boat Plans

Cab Over Hydro  Originally called the X-1, this three point hydroplane has hit 75 mph. Closely resembling big Unlimited Class hydros, it can be powered by 50 to 100 hp motors.

Dingbat  You can build this most-fun-per-horsepower 8 ft water scooter on Saturday and have it in the water for a full day of boating thrills on Sunday.


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Doodle Bug  The Doodle Bug Hydroplane is a trim, single cockpit, outboard hydroplane with a new type of convex bottom and no tripping chines which combine to produce a remarkably fast boat with excellent maneuverability.

Dragonfly  The Dragonfly is a 10 ft hydroplane that is adapted to all classes of outboard motors from 4 hp row boat to motor to the largest racing engines. Streamlined in design, the constructional features are unique and present such developments as extended motor wells fro quick planning action and a combination of V and convex bottom for safe and super-efficient high speed operation with low and high powered outboard motors.

Dingbat Boat Plans

EL CTD Is a sport boat that you can build in days for very little money. It will provide you hours of safe fun for youngsters of all ages. El CTDis a mini inboard hydro that's powered with a 4 hp air cooled engine. It's top speed is about 16 mph with a 100 lb. teenager aboard. It features a "dead man's" throttle that shuts the motor off when the driver lets go of the throttle, so there's no danger if the operator falls off the boat.

Sea Craft Boat Plans

Flyer  Absolute maximum speed is the cry of many race drivers. For a race they want a boat that will go fast. Sufficiently fast to win and if it will win then the other features do not matter. The 135-Class Flyer is designed to give maximum speed under normal competitive conditions. Factors of design giving straight away speed, turning ability and ability to ride rough water have been so proportioned that in an actual race a high peak of speed is reached.

Plus 10 more unique hydroplanes:

Hornet, Jet Joe, Mini Max, Rocket, Scat Cat, Skeeter, Spit Fire, Sports Hydro

Yellow Jacket and Zipper

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You can use all of these plans to figure out which boat you want to build and go for it.  Start building your dream!


Plans come from a variety of sources.  Many come from boat building magazines.  Various skill levels are required.  Some boats can be built by beginners in a garage, others require much more space and expertise to construct.

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