Qivitoq Inuit kayak

The Qivitoq is a 17’6″ x 24″ Inuit-style sea kayak and is based on native design. She is shaped out of 1/4″ lauan plywood. Go to the free boat plans»



A 17′ x 22.5″ stitch & tape kayak. This project does NOT include plans for the deck, for internal bracing, or for construction details. These plans are for the HULL only. The rest is up to individual builders, who should be familiar with stitch-and-tape techniques, bracing, hatch design, etc. Go to the free boat plans»


The PakYak is a 12′ plywood and aluminum frame, nylon canvas skin, kayak. It can be folded into a backpack for easy transport and hiking and she weighs only 22 lbs. The unique thing about the PakYak is that the frame really folds, instead of coming apart in a lot of pieces. Go to the […]


12ft 5in kayak

Tattoo is another design by Jordan Stavrev of Yakayak.net She is a 12ft 5in very maneuverable seaworthy kayak. No special tools are required for the build and most items can be bought easily and cheaply. Go to the free boat plans»

Sea Horse kayak

Kayak plans

Plans for a kayak designed by Jordan Stavrev with enough storage in the front and a big flat rear deck. The computer-generated images show how the end result should be. You can leave a donation for the designer on his site. Go to the free boat plans»

Kayak Paddle from 2×4’s

Kayak paddle

Traditional Inuit kayak paddle. The paddle is 7 to 8 feet overall. The blades are 3.5″ wide at the tips and 2.5″ wide where they meet the handle. The handle portion in the middle is 24-27″ long, 1.2″ wide, and 1.5″ thick. Go to the free paddle plans» Some other plans that are well worth […]

Siskiwit kayak (three plans)

Siskiwit kayak

Siskiwit Bay Skin-on-Frame Sea Kayak Plans The Siskiwit Bay SOF is a multi-chined version of the original Siskiwit Bay cedar strip boat. It’s a great modern British-style sea kayak that a builder can scale down to suit his size. These free kayak plans are for builders desiring a skin-on-frame version of the boat built in Yost-style. For stitch […]

Laker kayak

Laker kayak

This kayak is designed to be a very simple and economical kayak to build yet perform nicely for recreational paddling or light touring. Hull weight will depend on chosen build options and the skill of the builder. Complete details, including lightweight build options, are included in the Bill of Materials. Read the plans carefully before […]