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. 

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

Iris dinghy

The Iris dinghy

Cata, the owner of the Tales of Three boats website, reached out

14 ft sailing skiff

14 ft sailing skiff

This beautiful lined 14 ft skiff can be built using the lapstrake

Happy Clam skiff

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

Jonboat fishingboat

Basic Jonboat

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

Different size paddles

Homemade paddles

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

Tanto sailing dinghy


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

Sailing a klinker plywood dinghy


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

Eek A Mouse boat plans

Eek A Mouse

When I hear the name Eek A Mouse I usually think of

Flying mouse sailboat

Flying Mouse

The flying mouse is a design that should be an easy and

Free pirogue plans

14′ 5″ pirogue

The 14′ 5″ sailing pirogue, which also can be rowed or powered

16 ft dinghy

16 ft sailing dinghy

The 16 ft sailing dinghy is slightly bigger, a bit faster, perhaps

15 ft sailing dinghy

15 ft sailing dinghy

This 15ft x 5ft 10in sailing dinghy is a two-person sailing boat.

Drift boat

Rapid Robert

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

Small dinghy

Dinky dink

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

Inflatable canoe

Solar inflatable canoe

Earlier I shared with you some plans for inflatable raft modifications. Here

Scow sailing

The Scow

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

Qivitoq Inuit kayak


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 sailing dinghy


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

Kavalier 800

Kavalier 800

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

Pilgrim 590

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,

Coastal cruiser Egoist


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

Junior dinghy

Junior dinghy

Junior is an easy row dinghy that can also be powered by

Cabin sailor

15′ 3″ Sailboat

This is Slipper, a 15’3″ V hull cabin sailor. I like this

Skin of frame dinghy


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

Micro Mouse

Micro Mouse

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

Scow cruiser

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 rowing catamaran


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

Drifter 16 cartopped

Drifter 16

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

Drifter 14

Drifter 14

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

Drifter 12L

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

Folding mast & boom

Folding Mast & Boom

For a small boat like the Sailing Pram, Blondie, and perhaps even the

Dacron sail

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

12ft 5in kayak


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

Kayak plans

Sea Horse kayak

Plans for a kayak designed by Jordan Stavrev with enough storage in

Plywood longtail

Longtail fishingboat

These plans are a cross between Doris the dory and Thai fishing

Outbort sports cruiser

Sea Babe

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

19 foot cabin cruiser

Sea Angler

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

Inboard runabout

Nancy Jane

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

Outboard cruiser


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

Sharpie sailboat

19 ft 8 inch Sharpie

Here are drawings of a 19’8″ by 4’8″ Sharpie sailboat. It’s an

Decked sailboat


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 sailboat

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 cabin cruiser


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

Pirate cabin sharpie


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

Blackfly lapstrake plywood dinghy


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

9 ft sharpie

9 ft Sharpie

Plans for a 9 ft sharpie that is easy to build and

Nested EZ canoe

EZ Canoe

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

Gaff rigged ketch


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

Julie skiff

Julie Skiff

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

Cedar Strip Canoe

Easy B

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

Cinderella canoe

Cinderella canoe

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

Redwood canoe

16 ft Redwood Canoe

This 16 ft canoe is formed using plywood templates using 1/4″ x

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

Bean Trimaran

Mister Bean

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

15 ft sailboat

15 ft Sailboat

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

12 ft sailing dinghy

12.5 ft Dinghy

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

Sailing Dinghy

Twin Dinghies

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

Sailing pram

Sailing Pram

A small 8.5 ft pram for children to sail and have fun



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

Jumpin Jack


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

Handy Andy plans

Handy Andy

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


The Ozark Jonboat

The Ozark Jonboat is a boat with quite a bit of history.

Too Tender behind drawing

Too Tender Behind

“TTB” is a small lightweight boat that could be easily towed behind,

Alien III design

Alien III

With two 8×4 sheets, the boat could be 10-11 ft long at

Blondie pram


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

Clown 450 sailboat

Clown 450

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

Simple oars

Simple Oars

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

Canoe paddle

Canoe paddle

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

Tramp sailboat


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

Biloxi Dinghy

Biloxi Dinghy

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

Pointy Skiff

10.5 ft Pointy Skiff

Designed as a fishing boat but she serves the pleasure-seeking boater as

Little Breton

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

Pontoon boat

Some pontoon boat ideas

A collection of homemade pontoon boats. Not actually plans but enough information

Wackless Lassie canoe

Wackless Lassie

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

Mini Sharpie

Mini Sharpie

A 7′ 8″ one sheet skiff design. It can be sailed or

Chica Trimaran


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

Pedal Cat

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

Touring Canoe

Touring Canoe

Detailed canoe plans of an 18′ x 35″ (5.5 m x .9

Pontoon boat

Pontoon boat

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

Mini Skiff

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

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

Rowing Punt drawing

14′ Rowing Punt

This is a flat bottomed 14 ft rowing punt designed in line

12' Skiff

12′ Skiff

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



Two plans in this post for you, guys and girls. 3SD, standing


Dinghy ’57

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

Mini Ekstock

Mini Ekstock

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

Mini Auray

Mini Auray Punt

As you might have guessed this is the slightly bigger version of

Sled design


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

Admirals hat boat

HV’S Hattory

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

Dug Canoe

Dug canoe

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

One Sheet Sampan

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

Polytarp sail

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

Coracle basket boat

The plywood Coracle

A coracle (sometimes written also as “corracle”) is a small basket boat

Micro Auray Punt

Micro Auray Punt

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

Fishing Punt

Fishing Punt

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


CubCanu & ScoutCanu

Here are the plans for the  8′ CubCanu and its bigger brother,

Jonboat drawing

Max Capacity Jonboat

According to the designer Steven Lewis the MaxCapacityJonboat is the most boat

Dinghbat drawing


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

South Haven Dory

South Haven Dory

The South Haven Dory is a one-person rowing boat that is based

Ensigns Skiff

The Ensign’s Gig

The Ensign’s Gig is made from two sheets of plywood.  The sides

Double Paddle Dory

The Double Paddle Dory

The Double Paddle Dory is a lightweight, inexpensive, easy-to-build one-person boat that

Electric Shock Skiff

Electric Shock

Electric Shock is a 13′ 6″ by 5′ 8″ skiff re-drawn for



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

Apple Pie dinghy

Apple Pie

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

Puddle Duck Racer

Puddle Duck racer

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

Herring skiff

Herring Skiff

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

Wanigan plans

The Wanigan

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

Pirogue plans

Small pirogue

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

Portugese style dinghy

Portuguese Style Dinghy

This is another easy start for boatbuilding designed by Hannu’s boatyard. A

Budget houseboat

Budget Houseboat

The budget houseboat is a plywood boat that can be built with

Dolphin cabin cruiser

Dolphin cabin cruiser

The Dolphin is a 16-foot plywood cabin cruiser specially designed for use



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

Laker kayak

Laker kayak

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

Duck Punt

West Mersea Duck Punt

When John Milgate passed away, before passing he gave permission for his

Cheap canoe

Cheap canoe

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

D5 dinghy

D5 dinghy

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

Wackie Lassie plans

Wackie Lassie canoe

LOA: 11.5 ft. LWL: 10.5 ft. Beam: 24″ (chine), 30″(gunwale) 11 inch

Summerbreeze skiff

Summerbreeze skiff

The Summerbreeze is an 11’8″ long 50″ beam 16″ sides, high capacity


A 10 1/2 ft Skiff

This free boat plan is a very nice but simple 10’6″ x


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