All free boat plans

All the free boat plans I could find together on one page. It is a lot, so that’s why I made a category page so you can easily filter your needs and find the plan that suits your needs best as fast as possible. 

Looking for boat plans from Science & Mechanic Magazine and the Boatbuilders Handbook?

EuroPig pirogue

If you’re looking for a unique and relatively easy boat-building project, the

Scow Moth

Plans for a Scow Moth Introduction The Scow Moth is a wooden

Happy Clam

Happy Clam is a 17′ x 5′ 6″ Seabright skiff. Among the

Duck Skiff

Duck hunting is a beloved pastime for many outdoor enthusiasts, and a

Basic Jonboat

The jonboat is a very populair design. It’s generally an easy build

Homemade paddles

Do you need paddles? Are good paddles expensive? Are good-looking paddles even


Tanto is a 12ft 11in plywood sailing dinghy. A 4ft 3in daggerboard


TiKnot is a beautiful 8ft 4in sailing dinghy. This design is built

Rapid Robert

Rapid Robert is a type known as a McKenzie River Boat, designed

Dinky dink

Dinky Dink is a small 6.5ft x 3.5ft dinghy that can be

The Scow

An easy-to-build dinghy with multiple uses. The scow was designed both to


The Qivitoq is a 17’6″ x 24″ Inuit-style sea kayak and is


A 17′ x 22.5″ stitch & tape kayak. This project does NOT


Skippy is a 12′ 5″ by 3′ 5″ dinghy that can be

Kavalier 800

Kavalier 800 is another design by Albert Nazarov & Maxim Kovalyov from

Pilgrim 590

Pilgrim is a 19ft 4in cabin sailor designed by Albert Nazarov. He


The PakYak is a 12′ plywood and aluminum frame, nylon canvas skin,


Egoist is a multichine plywood coastal cruiser, meant to be built in


Robin is a small skin-on-frame pram design with a twist; a solid

Micro Mouse

The Mouse is a small boat that you can slap together in

Scow cruiser

This 420 Scow Cruiser is a 14-foot simple camper sailboat for two,


This is Fritz. Fritz is an easy to built small 8ft dinghy


Glider is a 12-foot plywood catamaran just for rowing. It has a

Drifter 16

I already linked you to the Drifter 12, the Drifter 12L, and

Drifter 14

The Drifter 14 trimaran is a bigger version of the Drifter 12

Drifter 12L

The Drifter 12 L is a higher performance version of the Drifter 12,

Drifter 12

The Drifter 12 is a small plywood trimaran that can be paddled

Dacron sail

Here are plans and instructions to sew your own dacron sail. Most


Tattoo is another design by Jordan Stavrev of Yakayak.net She is a

Sea Babe

Sea Babe is a 15 ft by 6 ft 4 in plywood

Sea Angler

The nice thing about those old boat plans is that you can

Nancy Jane

Nancy Jane is a 19 ft runabout that should be powered by


HA’Penny is an 18′ by 5′ 7″ V bottom cruiser that can


Mii is a beautiful decked sailboat designed by Nils Björkman. The Mii


The Mouse is a 1 and a half sheet plywood boat for

Hot Rat

The Hot Rat is a narrow 12ft scow sailboat with a flat


Build your own party boat for the summer.  This is an easy

Float a Home

Float-A-Home is a 21 ft easy-to-build plywood houseboat that is very stable.

Bayou Belle

The Bayou Belle is a 25’8″ by 7′ 11″ plywood scow houseboat


Doris is a 16 ft plywood dory with built-in buoyancy and a


The importance of properly balanced oars to make rowing easy and more

7-foot Oars

Plans for beautiful 7-foot oars made out of Western Red Cedar planks.


Polliwog is an 18ft by 6ft 5in sloop sailboat. A nice boat


Pirate is a 17 ft shoal draft cabin sharpie skiff. It is


The Blackfly is a 14 ft by 4 ft lapstrake plywood dinghy

EZ Canoe

EZ CANOE is an 11 ft canoe-like boat that paddles easily and


Tern is a beautiful 24′ x 6’8″ plank-on-frame Ketch. The construction is

Julie Skiff

This is a 15ft 6in length overall by 4ft beam skiff, designed

Easy B

The Easy B plans contain plans for a 12′ and a 14′

Cinderella canoe

Cinderella is a 12ft by 30in flat-bottomed, round-sided, elegant but easy to build

10 ft Duckboat

Pintail is a 10′ x 40″ lightweight plywood duck boat for rowing


This is a sailing canoe made with the free tool FREE!ship that


With this description and measurements, it is not that difficult to build

Tricycle 2.0

This plywood 10′ multihull is for the more experienced boat builder. With

Mister Bean

Mister Bean is a 10 ft trimaran built by Mario Falci. The

15 ft Sailboat

A fast, easy to plane two-person sailing dinghy for the experienced and

12.5 ft Dinghy

A sailing dinghy designed for a father/mother and son/daughter crew. But it

Twin Dinghies

Another beautiful design by Radosław Werszko . Actually, there is one design


Instructions on how to build your own plywood kiteboard. Making the board


Jump-N-Jack is a boat that can be rowed or powered with an

Handy Andy

Handy Andy is a 10′ x 42″ so-called “folding boat“. Folding boats

Alien III

With two 8×4 sheets of plywood, this dinghy could be 10-11 ft


Blondie, an 8’4″ x 4’3″ dinghy, is sized to hold an adult

Clown 450

The instructions are in French but because of the nice illustrations, you

Simple Oars

These free oar plans and instructions are offered on the web by

Canoe paddle

Straight shaft canoe paddle templates. Print, draw, cut, and paddle. Go to


These plans are for a small 15-foot knockabout sailboat. You can build

Biloxi Dinghy

These plans are for a small sailboat called the Biloxi Dinghy. Former

Little Breton

This is a length – 7ft 9in.  beam – 4ft lapstrake epoxy-plywood


Blackberry is an 11′ 3″ x 4′ Dory skiff designed for taped

Wackless Lassie

A bit like Wackie Lassie but slightly different. This 10′ canoe uses


Chica is a lightweight 10’class trimaran design made out of plywood. Although

Pirate Chick

This is a catamaran design made out of polyurethane. With a length


A strange name for this design for two little plywood 10’class sailboats


Pogo is a small shallow draft paddle boat that is powered by


Mary is a two-person paddle-powered duck that can be built as a

Pedal Cat

The Pedal Cat is a 10′ paddle-wheel-driven catamaran. It’s like a bike

Pontoon boat

This is a plywood stitch & glue pontoon boat that is very

CABBS Mini Skiff

This Mini-Skiff is a ‘screw and glue’ design using a common construction

4 ft Halfpea

The smallest dinghy in the world. The length is the same as

Sculling trainer

This sculling trainer was designed with the following criteria in mind: light

Two Dories

Here are plans for two dories, Little Sister and Big Sister. The

12′ Skiff

This skiff follows the lines and building methods initially set up in


Two plans in this post for the beginner boat builder. 3SD, standing

Dinghy ’57

The frame drawings of this dinghy were found in a book published

Mini Ekstock

The “Mini Ekstock” measures 7’6″ x 4′ and can be built with


“Sled” is not really a traditional boat design. You can compare this

HV’S Hattory

This is a crazy design that looks like an English admiral’s hat

Dug canoe

This design is an 18′ one-sheet canoe called “The Dug”. The prospect

One Sheet Sampan

Simplicity is not achieved by adding simplifications, but by removing complications. A


The simple plywood boat, Simbo. This is an easy start for boatbuilding.

Polytarp sail

This instructable describes the construction of a simple sail from cheap material.

Micro Auray Punt

The “Micro Auray” measures 7’2″ x 3’3″ and can be built using

Fishing Punt

This Fishing Punt is a 15’8″ work/fishing boat, that can be sculled


DinghBat is an 8-foot heavy displacement Pram dinghy designed for use as


An in-shore cruiser offering minimal camping facilities by Gavin Atkin Free plans

Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a 7′ x 3’6″ yacht tender. It can be

Puddle Duck racer

The PDRacer is a developmental one-design racing sailboat that is basically a

Herring Skiff

The Herring Skiff was designed by Ira Einsteen and is a good-looking

The Wanigan

This utility garvey was designed to fill a need for a simple

Small pirogue

This is a small pirogue built from one sheet of 1/4″ marine


The Optimist is a small sailing dinghy that is used for competitions

Laker kayak

This kayak is designed to be a very simple and economical kayak

Cheap canoe

The Cheap Canoe is made of plywood panels, cut flat on the

D5 dinghy

The successor of the D4 dinghy. This is a well-known design for


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