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.

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.


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Strong and Sturdy

Strong and Sturdy Boat

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


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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.


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Little Sail Boat

Little Sail Boat Plans

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


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Build a Kayak

Build a Kayak

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


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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.


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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.


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Skiff Plan

Skiff Plan

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.


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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.


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Simple Boat

Simple Boat Plan

Using one sheet of plywood and this detailed plan, you can make a boat in a single day.


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Sail Boat Plan

Sail Boat Plan

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


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Boat Plan

Boat Plan

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Dinghy Tutorial

Dinghy Tutorial

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


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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.


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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.


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 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.


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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.


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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.


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 DIY Boat

DIY Boat

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


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Simple Skinny-Boat

Simple Skinny-Boat

This design has two 1x2s that run along the length of the side to create a more solid construction and an easier build.


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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.


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Row Boat

Row Boat Plans

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


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Canoe Project

Canoe Project

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


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Sailing Canoe

Sailing Canoe Plans

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


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