Now YOU Can Build Your
Dream Boat With Over 500
" Master Boat Builder with 31 Years of Experience Finally Releases Archive Of
518 Illustrated, Step-By-Step Dream Boat
Master Boat Builder, Martin Reid, Teaches YOU How To:
Build Amazing Boats Of All Types Easily With Over 518 Step-By-Step Plans
Access To Over 40 Boat Construction Easy-To-Follow Video Tutorials
Crystal-Clear Photos That Guide You Every Step Of The Way
Design Your Custom Boat With CAD Software & Building Guides
Now You Can Build Your DREAM BOAT Even If You've ZERO Boatbuilding Experience With My Step-By-Step Plans & Crystal Clear Pictures...
If you're looking for high quality boat plans and tutorials with easy-to-follow instructions that guide you through the entire boat building process without emptying your wallet, then you've come to the right place...
From the Desk of Martin Reid,
Master Boat Builder,
Member of American Boatbuilders Association
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012
Re: Boat Building Made Easy...
Dear Fellow Dream Boat Enthusiasts,
I was just like most of you when I began in the great hobby of building boats.
My fascination with boats began as a very young child. My father would take me out to harbor, and I'd watch the boats bringing in the "catch of the day". It all seemed so magically to me as I think back to my childhood.
As my love of all things marine grew, my father started to take notice. On my 12th birthday, my father took me to the tiny woodshop behind our house. On the table was laying some type of a blueprint or plans for a project. My father was quite the handyman and was always working on something around the house, but these wooden boat plans looked much different than any I had seen in the past.
My Passion For Boats Started As A Young Child
He continued to tell me that this was my birthday present. A piece of paper? I have to say for a moment I was incredibly disappointed. My father then proceeded to explain that these plans would help us to build my first model boat... I know, not what you were thinking. Because of our financial circumstances, my father and I were never able to construct anything larger than a simple model, but my passion for boats only grew.
Things worked out well for me after I left home. I got a good job and made a wage that was more than adequate to cover my family's expenses and even put some back. On a trip back home after the death of my father, I was going through some of his old things and found that first boat we'd built together. I'd be lying if I said it didn't bring back some of the best memories of my life. I loved building those tiny boats and always dreamt about building the "real thing".
I Purchased My First Set Of Boat Plans
And Got To Work... How Exciting!
When I got back home, I found a local shop that had plans for a small dinghy. It was a very basic boat, but I ran home with the boat building plans and got to work. I'd done this several times before, just on a smaller scale.
However, after slaving away for countless hours and using any spare time that I had on my project, I realized that it was not coming together as easily as I had thought. The plans I had purchased were incredibly difficult to understand and left a lot to be desired. I ended up guessing and basically had a half-finished boat that could not be salvaged.
Or Was It? These Boat Plans Could
Have Been Written In Greek
I went out and purchased some more wooden boat plans, not really knowing exactly what I wanted to build. Once again, I forked over more cash on some plans that could have been written in Greek! I spent far too much on materials as the plans just weren't clear and once again I ended up with a half-finished boat.
After spending thousands of dollars on my childhood dream hobby, I was on the verge of just giving it all up. Trust me; at that point, my wife would have been incredibly happy if I had. My "hobby" was stressing me out and I still did not have a completed boat to show for the time and money I had invested.
Another Half-Finished Boat Almost Caused Me
To Give Up On Boat Building Forever
I'm sure most of you have been there at some point... you've put your blood, sweat, and tears into a new project and get stumped somewhere along the way.
"Look. The worst part is when your significant other or one of your friends asks that inevitable question, "How's that boat coming along?" Nothing is more disappointing than starting something and not being able to finish it. I've been there, and it feels lousy."
Just when I was about to give it all up, through sheer luck, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to a local, master boat builder. He held my hand over the next year and would help me "fill in the gaps" on the boat plans I had purchased. This gentleman truly took an interest in me and my passion for boats. I think he was just trying to give something back...
It Took The Mentoring Of A Master Boat Builder
To Complete My First Boat
Eventually, my skills improved, and I could proudly say that I had completed my first wooden boat. Without that man's knowledge, I never would have succeeded on my own by solely using the low quality, expensive boat plans that are commonly available.
And what I discovered was this: Building boats is not hard if you have a step-by-step approach to follow.
31 years later, I'm still building boats.Over the years, I've amassed over 500 of my own boat plans!
In order to help out some of my friends that also participate in this great past-time, I decided to go above and beyond and include simple, easy-to-follow, step by step instructions with all of my boat plans. Since I don't have the time to mentor every person I meet that is interested in learning to build boats, I felt like this was the best way to give back...
After 31 Years Of Boat Building,
I'm Giving Something Back...
The illustrated plans and boat building guides that I've created are of such high quality, that those that I've shared them with have said it's just not right to keep these stashed away in a private archive only to be seen by a select few...
"If you're anything like me, you just can't stomach the thought of spending thousands of dollars on a factory made boat. Well, I have good news for you, YOU DON'T HAVE TO!"
That is because I decided to compile them into a collection and offer them to all boat builders so you can benefit from my 31 years of experience and feel like you have a master boat builder guiding you through each and every boat project. one step at a time.
MyBoatPlans - "Instant Boat Building!"
The Complete Boat Builders Resource
Over 518 detailed boat plans, schematics, cutting patterns, material lists for ALL types of boats.
Simple to navigate and search option that provides for quick cross referencing between plans
Fully illustrated 3D color photos and diagrams to help aid building and provide visual explainations
A "must-have" for seasoned builders and anyone interested to build their own boats
Includes over 40+ videos on "how-tos" and boat building construction tips!
" The Dream of Building or Owning
Your Own Boat Can Now Be A Reality "
Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right? But how? Assuming you aren't independently wealthy, if you want a boat that's really you, you gotta build it yourself.
The plans for boat building offered here on this website are based upon my many years of boat buliding experience- you'll find no better source of information and proven boat plans anywhere on the internet!
" What If I'm Not The Handyman Type? "
No problem, everything is broken down into Easy to Follow Step-by-Step Instructions. I’ve been told by numerous people that the guide was able to take even the most difficult carpentry construction methods and distill it down to simple and easy steps that even complete beginners can easily follow.
The best part is, you don't need any boat-building experience to build the boats – these plans will show you how to do it step by step. And we won’t leave you alone! There is a list of resources and support to help you with your project all the way until it is completed.
You'll receive simple, easy-to-follow plans that will allow anyone from any walk of life to build their very own boat, and for a fraction of the cost of buying one. With minimal supplies, and a very small cost, you'll get your boat on the water in no time!
We have several groups of high school and college students working on MyBoatPlans right now. And hey, if they can do it, then you can do it!
Check Out Just Some Of The Boats You'll Be Able To Build:
Cabin Cruisers, Canoe, Dinghy, Dorys, Duck boats, Houseboats, Hydros, Jon boats, Kayaks ,Small Boats,
Runabouts, Inboard Paddle Boats, Paddle wheel, Fishing boats, Runabout,s Outboard, Row boats, Sail boat,s
Ski boats, Skiffs, Sloops, Submarinesm, Surf boards, Utility boats, and Yachts.
" Highly Recommended! "
It's a joy to learn from a master boat builder like Martin Reid...He goes over everything from wood selection, to dimensions to remember when building your boat. With great illustrations and easy to read photos, this collection is filled with information from cover to cover. Money and time are the limited disposable resources, and Martin convinces me that I can do it if I try. Even if you are only dreaming about building a wooden boat, MyBoatPlans will simplify your dreams. Highly recommended!
" Excellent Details With
Step-By-Step Instructions "
What a great collection! I had a hard time putting this down and find myself going back often to compare boat designs. There are enough different designs to satisfy most boat builders. The plans are excellent in detail with step-by-step instructions and this has saved me so much time. I've spent weeks looking for stuff like this. Well worth the few bucks.
Oamaru, New Zealand
This Is The Real Deal...
Informative & Inspiring
I bought these plans and building started last June 12th and it was ready to launch August 8th . I've been building boats since I was 11 years old...a long time ago!...and wish these plans were around, then. Martin Reid is the real deal. His materials are very informative and inspiring...an excellent investment for anyone who is interested in building boats.
Hope you enjoy the pictures attached. I am 65 years old but still chasing the dream as you see from my smile in the boat.
"There's Literally Nothing Else Like These
Boat Plans On The Market Today"
That's a statement I do not take lightly. I've been bulding boats for almost 31 years and I haven't found anything like this for less than 10's of thousands of dollars
Click here for a link to more information about: My Dream Boat.