Wooden Skiff Boat Plans and Kits
The plans on this page are links to boats that are intended to be motored.
This could be just a pleasure boat, or a boat that is going to be used for fishing or hunting.
If you're planning a boatbuilding project you might like to check my boatbuilding resources. These are articles from my website and some outside links and build diaries.
Motor Boat Plans
Email me if a link is broken or if I've missed a boat. I try to keep my links accurate but things change quickly on the web.
- Bateau has several models of skiffs for fishing, motoring, hunting and rowing.
- Lady Bug Boats have several models available including a commercial sized boat. The build and also sell plans, click on the 3 horizontal line icon.
- Free plans for the Barton Skiff from Gavin Atkin's In the Boatshed. Many more free plans, have fun.
- Selway-Fisher offers several versions of motor Boat Designs and Plans.
- Duckworks has many powerboat plans available, including some electric boats.
- Peeler Skiff powered Skiff from Chesapeake Light Craft. Plans or kit available. Stable fishing/crabbing boat.
- Glen-L has an extensive choice of models available Some power / row boats. Some lovely Runabouts and speed boats. They even have a mini tug.
- Free Plan for 2 sheet skiff have fun there are several other designs including the Portuguese dinghy. Can be rowed or powered with small motors
- Another free boat by Hannu's Boatyard. 2 plywood sheet skiff.
- Tango Skiff powered skiff comes in several sizes and models.
- Atkin Boats has many models Spend some time, there are dozens of designs. Some easy others very elaborate.
- John Welsford has several skiff design, this one can be sailed, motored or rowed.
- Tolman Skiffs offers a book with detailed instruction and plans for several sturdy fishing boats. 20-24 feet plywood stitch and glue.
- Jerico Bay Lobster Skiff is a beautiful strip planked boat, plans offered the the Wooden Boat Store
- Thomas J. Hill Boat Design has a Cape Cod Skiff Design with center Console.
- Goat Island Skiff Great sailing Skiff from Michael Storer, will motor nicely as well as being a competent row boat.
- Devlin Boat Design offers several models of boats, including cuck boats, shrimpers, fishing boats of many styles, hunting boats.
- Smith Marine Design Osprey model. A curvy 18 foot boat.
- Hylan and Brown plan page Many styles of launches and fishing boats
- Whisp ultra light rowing or electric powered boat
- Old Wharf Dory, Handsome fishing boats
- Glacier Bay Large Alaskan offshore Powerboats
- Stimson Marine has a handsome strip power boat with center console.
- Bayou Skiff by Uncle John, simple small quiet water boat can be paddled, rowed sailed or motored.
- Free Plan for fishing skiff and other motor boats, some quite elaborate. Old Mechanix illustrated plan from Svenson
- Spira International Wooden boat plans Some simple boats but also some offshore power dories.
- Bevin's Skiff Simple 11 ft skiff by Alexandria Seaport Foundation kits available
- Frugal Skiff Series from Shoestring Shipyard. Competent looking skiff can be rowed or powered. Designed for beginner boat builders.
- Portable Boat Plans has several easy to build boats. Ken Simpson has many designs. Many are powered, some can be folded or taken apart for easy transport.
- Swan Boat Design has a whole Flock of designs.
- Free Sea Skiff Old plans offered by DIY Wood Boat
- San Juan Dory from Nexus Marine. Looks more like a skiff than a dory really. Handsome fishing boat though.
- Chase Small Craft Compass 10 Skiff offers plans or kits. Just short of 10 feet long, easy to transport.
- Dudly Dix Yacht Design Many styles. This is a steel or aluminium "hardy metal workhorse."
- Simmons Sea Skiff from Cape Fear Museum. Large ocean fishing boat.
- Clark Craft Runabouts, Airboats, Bassboats and trailers as well as other styles.
- Jem Watercraft Mini Skiff can be rowed or powered.
- Gator Boats skiffs and other powerboat plans
- Rice Lake Skiff Lovely strip planked boat from Bear Mountain Boats
- Lewis Boat works offers Poor Boy skiff.
- Tracy O'Brien has some lovely designs for outboard and inboard fishing boats.
- Amesbury Dory Skiff from the Mystic Seaport Museum
- Texas Skiff Benford design. 18 foot fishing boat.
- Bowdidge Marine Designs has many power boats and fishing boats, in Australia
- Series of YouTube Video: on building a Work Skiff, by Louis Sauzedde
- Classic Wooden Boat Plans includes many classic speed boats.
- Bruce Roberts- Goodson Extensive collection of motor fishing and sail boats. Many materials.
- Fine Boat Kits offers plans and kits. Including 8 ft Cocktail CLass Racer.
- Chesapeake Marine Design Plans, kits, custom boats.
- Arch Davis Design Many models of sail, row and power boats.
I try to be accurate and check my information, but mistakes happen. ALSO keep in mind that not all boat plans are well designed. Do your homework. I have not built these boats.email me if you find mistakes, I'll fix them and we'll all benefit: Christine