Popular Fishing Boat Plans

Here you will find a vast array of flats fishing and skinny water boats that you can build yourself. Ranging from 13’ to 22’, there is a size to fit all needs and all budgets. Here at Boat Builder Central, we have been designing flats boats and providing kits to build them for over 25 years. Those years of experience lead to a highly refined range of boats, which can still be personalized and customized by the builder, to fit every need! These boats can be built in our plywood/epoxy/fiberglass sandwich method or, for some of the plans, as foam-cored composite hulls. We provide kits and all supplies of course!
We also provide support via our Builder’s forum where you will get all the help you need while you build, from our building experts as well as from fellow builders. Our building notes are also very detailed making the smaller boats simple projects that even first time builders can undertake without fear!

NOTE: The boats we have showcased on this page are 100% pure fishing machines. Many of our other plans and kits are shallow draft boats suitable for use in skinny water. Please have a look through the site, we are sure you will find the boat that best fits your needs!

Flats Skiffs

At the small end of the spectrum are our Solo Flats Skiff 13’ (FS13) and Solo Flats Skiff 14’ (SK14). These are Stand Up Paddle (SUP) style designs that can take a small engine! Lastly, we have the Micro Flats Fast Skiff 14 LS (FS14_LS). This is a low sheer version of our Fast Skiff 14’ (FS14). It is a very small and light flats boat that can take a crew of one or two persons and performs well with a small tiller outboard.

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The Phantoms

The classic Phantom range includes the Phantom 15, the Phantom 16, the Phantom 18, and the Phantom 22 versions. Each version is lightweight, easy to pole, and boasts a very shallow draft. The PH16 and PH18 are full-fledged flats boats that can take a crew of up to 4 or 5 persons.

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Skinny Water Boats

At the larger end of the scale are the Extreme Flats 20 (XF20) and the Extreme Flats 22 (XF22). These are tunnel hulls that can be built on a small budget and perform better than most carbon fiber machines. There are also several 18’ skinny water hulls available: the Texas Sled 18’ (TX18) is an inverted “V” Hickman sled type; the newly designed Laguna Madre 18' (LM18); and the ever-popular Flats Stalker 18 (FS18).

Tech support

The best technical support: we will help you succeed! All our plans and kits come with full technical support.

Also on our site, you will find hundreds of pages of tutorials, plans updates, a forum to share ideas about our boats, and thousands of pictures of completed boats, and many of the building steps done by builders like you.

All of the supplies required to build our boats are available at BoatBuilderCentral.com. Epoxy resins, fiberglass, marine plywood, foam, paint, and hardware will be delivered right to your door!

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