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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Sailing Growler

Ted Padfield of Kitchener, Ontario built this sailing Growler: “I can’t think of a more perfect boat for a young family. What other boat can young children help build and then sail, motor, row and paddle? And it does all these things so well! It has truly been an amazing experience for our family.”

I Love My Boat

Baby Tender II, built by Dick Wilson of Moscow, Idaho, for Mateo: “Two years later he still loves his boat.” Many of these little vessels remain in commission and are handed down as family heirlooms or used for play adventure or toy storage.

Enjoying Nature in Newt

Our very popular lightweight solo canoe, Newt, is designed especially for quick, easy and inexpensive construction. An excellent project for the first-time builder, it teaches many of the basic skills of wooden boat building.

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.