Proven boat designs, and how-to information for boat building. boat plans are for beginners and have been built by thousands since 1953.. Sailboats use the power of the wind acting on sails to propel the boat. model sailboats are typically controlled via a multi-channel radio transmitter in the hands of. Easy build. the model boat plans in the "easy to build" section are aimed directly at the newcomer to model boats, and the designs are simplified to assist the first.