Canoe, kayak, and other boat plans for the amateur boat builder.. Thanks to the great interest in our custom built skiffs we are now offering the complete set of ladybug boats commercial skiff plans. our goal has always been to provide an affordable boat to help people stay involved in boating and fishing.. The name atkin has long been associated with the best in basic boats. if you are looking for "the right little boat" to build — or have built — or if you just like to dream over boat plans — you’ll be delighted with the wooden boat design collections of john (1918-1999) and william (1882-1962) atkin, which are now being sold by john’s widow, pat..