You can get by without a band saw. More on what Tom and Chris said... Think about what you want to do with the boat, where you will use it and designs that you like. Most plans will tell you what skill level is required. I have property that is off of a body of water that gets down to about 10 inches in many areas during low tide, is close to great crabbing waters and many protected rivers. I have a larger fishing boat but I can't get it into our area. So I looked at a lot of study plans and started focusing on the Simmons Sea Skiff 18 because it only draws 5 inches, does what I need it to do and has a great reputation down in the Carolinas. Then I ordered the plans for $40 and took a couple of classes. You can learn a great deal on the Internet and there are some books such as "Building Small Boats" available on Amazon.I'm pretty good with tools. I have jig saw table saws drills but no band saw.
I'm located in great Bridge, We want something to be proud of and usable too.:clap:
Got it.A lot of these amateur boatbuilders take themselves too seriously. Essentially all you need is a circular saw, cordless drill, and a few basic hand tools. Just get started and have fun! It ain't a piano. Good luck.