Men have been building ships for thousands of years. Most of that time, they had nothing but primitive tools, no plans or dimensions and only luck to get them across a body of water. Now, with the aid of these complete boat plans, you will be able to construct the boat you have dreamed of for years.

These boat plans come with many variations and there are powerboats, sailboats, houseboats and fishing skiffs.




Whether you are building a dinghy to paddle on a pond or a houseboat in which to spend your summer, there is a plan that fits your skill level and budget.

Many of these boat plans come with tips, materials list, videos and how-to instruction. This kind of construction is an adventure in itself, and is a great family project. Let the experts guide and advise you with plans and instructions to keep you afloat and safe in your new watercraft.



Paddle Canoe for Kids


Paddle Canoe for Kids

Build this 8 ft and 46 inch in length canoe designed for kids weighing up to 90 pounds using modified ?tack & tape? and this plan.

www.alaska.net
Plywood Canoe Project


Plywood Canoe Project

Build the kid?s their own canoe in a single weekend using this project that requires only three pieces of plywood.

www.wikihow.com
Build a Boat


Build a Boat

You can easily build a wooden boat using 2 sheets of 1/4 inch 4 x 8 ft. plywood and this step by step plan with pictures.

www.simplicityboats.com
Strong and Sturdy


Strong and Sturdy

This handsome boat is built with a fiberglass inside, thwart and gunwales from ash and cedar wood plus more top on the line construction.

www.michneboat.com
Pontoon Project


Pontoon Project

This plan uses a simple stitch and glue technique to create a pontoon boat that can hold up to three adults easily.

www.jemwatercraft.com
Little Sail Boat


Little Sail Boat

You can build your own sail boat for approximately $250.00 using these detailed instructions along with list of required materials.

www.jmbell.home.mindspring.com
Pontoon Boat Plan


Pontoon Boat Plan

This two-man pontoon is built using bead board, quarter-inch plywood plus fiberglass cloth and resin.

www.motherearthnews.com
Folding Kayak Plan


Folding Kayak Plan

Build a 12 ft long Kayak that is designed with an aluminum folding frame using these complete on-line instructions.

www.robroy.dyndns.info
Fold-Up Dinghy Plan


Fold-Up Dinghy Plan

Here is a plan for building a small dinghy build from fir-plywood and the hinges consist of heavy duty canvas.

www.microcruising.com
Build a Kayak


Build a Kayak

This project if for a wooden Kayak built using a downloadable stitch and tape plan plus diagrams.

www.personal.kent.edu
The Portuguese Dinghy


The Portuguese Dinghy

This flat-bottom dingy with high bows measures 7 ft 4 in x 3 ft 10 in and is made using basic tools and simple construction.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Cabin Cruiser Project


Cabin Cruiser Project

Build a 19 ft 6 in long cabin cruiser with a 66 inch beam that is designed for an outboard motor to allow for more room on board.

www.svensons.com
Skiff Plan


Skiff Plan

Build a 10 ft 6 in x 3 ft 10 in skiff out of two sheets of 1/4 inch plywood using this easy to follow plan.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Sea Skiff


Sea Skiff

This plan is for a large wooden skiff that measure 17 ft length and 5 ft 6 in wide, the tall stem helps keep this skiff dry.

www.vintageprojects.com
Sampan Boat Plan


Sampan Boat Plan

This 3-plank boat is extremely easy to build and has a high load carrying capacity plus good stability.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Sailing Canoe Plan


Sailing Canoe Plan

You can build this sailing canoe whose design and materials are all the same as the sailing canoe found in Sulawesi.

www.mit.edu
Simple Boat


Simple Boat

With the use of one sheet of plywood and this detailed plan you can make a boat in a single day.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Sail Boat Plan


Sail Boat Plan

Here are instructions and diagrams to help you build this wooden boat using the stitch and glue method.

www.simplicityboats.com
Boat Plan


Boat Plan

This plan requires few saw cuts to build a strong and sturdy wooden boat from four sheets of plywood.

www.simplicityboats.com
The Auray Punt


The Auray Punt

This simple project is for a small boat made out of one sheet of plywood that can be built in a single day.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Sail Boat Plan


Sail Boat Plan

This is a project for creating a sail boat whose design is a replica the Madura Island sail boat in Indonesia.

www.mit.edu
Build a Gloucester Gull


Build a Gloucester Gull

This plan uses the basic tape and glue construction plus birch plywood for the sides and bottom.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Dory Plan


Dory Plan

Here is a step by step plan that will help you build a dory made up of 4 flat parts for an easy woodworking project.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Canoe & Dinghy Plan


Canoe & Dinghy Plan

Here are two downloadable plans to build your own canoe or dinghy plus another plan for wooden oars.

www.bateau.com
Round-Bottom Boat


Round-Bottom Boat

Build this round-bottomed boat using this easy to follow plan with detailed instructions and a list of needed materials.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Dinghy Tutorial


Dinghy Tutorial

Here are instructions and illustrative photos to help you build a dinghy using the stitch & tape method.

www.www-personal.umich.edu.com
Simple Dinghy Plan


Simple Dinghy Plan

Use these detailed instructions to build a 7 ft 10 in x 3 ft 4 in dinghy that is able to hold 2 adults and 3 children.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Boat Plan


Boat Plan

This plan will help you build a kayak that is designed with the use of a righting-moment calculator for stability.

www.koti.kapsi.fi
Build a Kayak


Build a Kayak

Here are downloadable drawings for a good-looking kayak where the plywood- panel shapes can be drawn out in full size.

www.guillemot-kayaks.com
Wooden Boat Project


Wooden Boat Project

With a few basic hand tools and this detailed plan you can build a wooden boat with 4 bench seats in approximately sixteen hours.

www.vintageprojects.com
Inexpensive Kayak


Inexpensive Kayak

Build this 17 ft long wooden kayak that weigh?s between 30 to 40 lbs. and has a cost of around $300.00.

www.instructables.com
Kayak Portage Yoke


Kayak Portage Yoke

Here is a plan for a homemade Portage-Yoke that is easy and inexpensive to build when using this woodworking project.

www.instructables.com
DIY Boat


DIY Boat

Build a highly stabile and water tight wooden boat with three benches using these detailed drawings and instructions.

www.vocujigibo.wordpress.com
Another Boat Plan


Another Boat Plan

This plan requires top quality building materials to make a strong and sturdy boat that will last a very long time.

www.motherearthnews.com
Small Sail Boat


Small Sail Boat

You can easily build this fun little sail boat using two sheets of plywood plus PVC pipe for the mast.

www.instructables.com
Simple Skinny-Boat


Simple Skinny-Boat

This design has two 1x2?s that run along the length of the side to create a more solid construction and an easier build.

www.vectorges.blogspot.com
Spritsail Tutorial


Spritsail Tutorial

Here is an easy to follow pattern that takes tight woven cotton fabric plus thick cotton thread to make a spritsail.

www.instructables.com
Build a Folding Kayak


Build a Folding Kayak

You can easily build an 8 ft. folding kayak made out of plywood for approximately $100.00 using this step by step plan.

www.instructables.com
Contest Boat Plan


Contest Boat Plan

This boat is built using 1 roll of duct-tape, two 2 x 4?s, a single sheet of plywood and 1 lb. of fasteners.

www.instructables.com
Raft Plan


Raft Plan

Here are seven woodworking steps to help you build a river raft in a single day.

www.instructables.com
Row Boat


Row Boat

Build a row boat out of 4 x 8 sheets of plywood, epoxy, and a few other materials using this plan.

www.instructables.com
Canoe Project


Canoe Project

This woodworking plan is for a canoe that is made using skin-on-frame for a water-tight attractive canoe.

www.instructables.com
Recreational Kayak


Recreational Kayak

Use this plan to create an inexpensive kayak made out of 4 x 8 ft door skin that is 1/8 inch think.

www.instructables.com
Cedar-Strip Canoe


Cedar-Strip Canoe

Build a handsome plus strong and sturdy canoe out of cedar strips using this detailed plan.

www.instructables.com
Sailing Canoe


Sailing Canoe

Here are instructions on how to build a sailing canoe that features a two boar hull and western cat-ketch.

www.instructables.com
A Sail Boat Plan


A Sail Boat Plan

Just a few hand tools and this plan will help you to build this little sail boat for under $500.00.

www.instructables.com
Pintail Duck-boat


Pintail Duck-boat

This downloadable plan turns scrap wood into a Duck-boat for just pennies on the dollar.

www.instructables.com






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