About US


Our Purpose

  • To nurture and encourage those interested in building their own boat or RV.
  • To engage our clients with helpful information and kind guidance. All of this done with the goal of providing the resources for individuals to accomplish something more than they ever imagined they could: to build a boat with their own two hands.
  • To develop a following of core customers who enjoy doing business with us and tell their friends and family about us. The success of our builders is our best advertisement.

Our plans include full size patterns, to eliminate the process of lofting which is required with boat plans. We feel that the lofting process keeps many potential builders from ever beginning their project and our patterns will eliminate this tedious process.

Glen-L’s History:

Making Dreams a Reality for Almost 70 Years

A lot has happened since 1953. In the beginning we had runabouts, ski boats, and cruisers. Now we supply plans for virtually every type of boat.

We have published six books and eight DVD’s, and we also offer itemized hardware and supplies kits for most of our designs to simplify the building process.

Even though we are one of the largest suppliers of boat plans and building supplies for the home builder, we have remained a small, family-run company. We love sailing, boating and camping just like you—and we’re excited to share what we’ve learned. Welcome aboard!

All plans come with a 30-Day money back guarantee.


Through cover articles in Popular Mechanics and other magazines we have introduced generations to the art of boat building. It is common for us to be told that “I built one of your boats when I was a kid”. Or even, “I helped my father build one, I later built one by myself, and now I’m going to help my son build one”.