Our unique designs have helped launch countless wooden boats on the world’s waterways in more than fifty countries. All of our wooden boat plans are meticulously developed and drawn with the amateur builder in mind. You’ll find plans here for a variety of distinctive watercraft and cradle boats, as well as our comprehensive boatbuilding manual, and in the Builder’s Gallery you will see examples of the results you can expect from our plans.

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Cradle Boat Li'l Longship

Introducing Li’l Longship, the latest addition to our cradle boat fleet. Designed in the spirit of the Viking Longship, her sweeping lines and imposing figureheads embody the spirit of adventure when Norse sailors ruled the waterways of Europe.

A Classic Beauty

Our selection of boat plans includes a variety of styles, from utility boats for the sportsman, to more elegant types like this classic Norwegian Pram. All plans include detailed large-scale drawings and patterns, and comprehensive construction notes.

A Happy Captain

A nicely customized Jolly Boat Rocker by Bill Boehm of Palmdale, California. We welcome and encourage our customers to be creative in working with our designs. Visit our Builder’s Gallery to see some of the many innovative interpretations from our customers.

Cradle Boat Wee Pumpkin Needs a Home

If you’re searching for a ready-built cradle boat, contact us. We have a Wee Pumpkin on the lookout for a safe harbor and crew.

A Happy Customer

“Your plans were right on. I have yet to find any mistakes and all of the measurements and angles were accurate. This has been a very enjoyable experience and I am now looking forward to building my next boat. Thanks for the design and the hard work you put into the plans so that mere novices like myself can experience the joy of building and using their own boat!”

Jeff Ragsdale-Winter Haven, Florida

A Note to Teachers & Mentors

The plans and boat building manual featured on my website have proven to be very effective teaching tools for use in industrial arts classes, boatbuilding schools, adult education, and community and youth development programs. Activities that challenge both hand and mind, teach valuable occupational skills, encourage teamwork, and result in a product that inspires a sense of pride and accomplishment can be valuable academic and community resources. And, as a bonus, building a wooden boat provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary instruction, because it typically involves a host of related skills. My plans have all been meticulously developed and drawn for the amateur builder, and by using my book as a guide, the instructor requires no prior boatbuilding experience.

Plans & Book in PDF Format

Our plans and book can be ordered in PDF format for email delivery, at a discounted price. (Some of our boat plans include full-size patterns, so you will need access to a large-format printer for those.) AVAILABLE BY REQUEST

International Orders

We ship plans to all foreign destinations. Our checkout page automatically adds a small surcharge to help offset the added costs of international shipping.