Build your own boat

with our tried and tested plans

The oldest business of it's kind. Since our first plans
were sold for home construction in 1938, more than
100,000 Hartley boats have been built.

Build your own boat

with our tried and tested plans

Boat plans

Hartley Boats has the widest range of boat plans for sail boats, power boats, catamarans and trimarans, dinghys and small craft, canoes and kayaks, surfboards and surf skis, vintage power boats, self steering capabilities and trailers.

Established in 1938, more than 100,000 boats have now been built by enthusiasts from our plans. All Hartley Boat Plan sets come with full size frame patterns.

Help and guidance on construction

We offer a range of books and study packs to help you build your boat. Each project is unique, so you are welcome to contact us with questions.

About Hartley Boats

Hartley Boats is the first business of its kind. We have been providing build-it-yourself boat plans since 1938. Based in New Zealand, we send our boat designs all around the world.


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How to order

Each item on our site has a product page where you can add the item to your cart. All payments are securely processed online using the Stripe payment gateway. All plans are sent by airmail.


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