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52 articles on the topic DIY


  • Globe 5.80: How the new do-it-yourself mini is created

    01.02.2021Georg Lützelberger from Paderborn is building one of the first hulls of the new Class Globe 5.80 by Janusz Maderski on his own. Visit to his garden yard

  • Malu 42: blue water yacht with Reinke genes

    The shipyard manager Matzerath built his own dream ship for retirement: an aluminum deck saloon yacht, inspired by Kurt Reinke's plans. In the PDF download

  • Idea 21: Do it yourself on a tight budget

    13.11.2020The plans for 450 euros, the workshop rented cheaply, cheap plywood as boat building material - and in the end "Alcedo" sails. The portrait in PDF download

  • Buzzard's Bay 15: New construction after a 120 year old crack

    01.11.2020With his "therapy", boat builder Köhn fulfilled a long-cherished wish: the replica of a Herreshoff construction from 1898. The portrait in PDF download

  • Do it yourself on a tight budget

    The plans for 450 euros, the workshop rented cheaply, cheap plywood panels as boat building material - and in the end a coastal boat for two sails

  • Colin Archer in miniature

    The Mini-Colin-Archer from Klaus Steinlein is perhaps the smallest classic yacht. She is downsized, but fully sailable. The portrait in PDF download

  • Small cruiser series, part 3
    Build small boats yourself: types, costs, experience reports

    Build a ship once - a dream for many. In the small boat segment, this actually comes true quite easily, because there are blueprints and kits. Now in PDF download

  • Boat building adventure: The first do-it-yourself minis are created

    The idea of ​​a seaworthy small cruiser has electrified many do-it-yourselfers. Now the first boats are actually being built - also in Germany

  • Small cruiser series, part 3
    Build small boats yourself: types, costs, experience reports

    Build a ship once - a dream for many. In the small boat segment, this actually comes true quite easily, because there are numerous construction plans and ready-made kits

  • Brigantine Maranatha - the family ship

    At the beginning of the nineties, the public followed the project of a family who wanted to sail around the world with a self-built one. The portrait in PDF download

  • 5.80 meters short: This is how the new do-it-yourself mini should look

    16.03.2020The small deep sea boat for self-builders is a further development of the Polish "Setka A". Exclusive pictures from the start of construction of the first Mini 5.80

  • DIY mini for long trips and regattas

    March 2nd, 2020 In a 5.80 meter short boat alone across the Atlantic and around the world - that is the new regatta concept from Don McIntyre, the organizer of the Golden Globe Race

  • Vellamo: two hulls for the youth

    A Swiss initiative has built a high seas cat with 400 volunteers to bring young people onto the water. The portrait in PDF download

  • Two hulls for the youth

    27.01.2020A Swiss initiative with 400 volunteers has built a 13.60 meter long high seas cat that is supposed to bring young people onto the water

  • Do it yourself for long journeys: the history of Reinke yachts

    They are striking, made of metal and at home all over the world: The ships of designer Kurt Reinke polarize. About its inventor and his life's work

  • "Ideefix": do-it-yourself small cruisers

    11/02/2019 A baker builds a small cruiser without any previous knowledge of boatbuilding - which he also constructed himself as an autodidact. The boat portrait in PDF download

  • Knickspanter "wild duck": weird bird

    A restored copy of the plywood hard chine type "Wild Duck" by the migratory bird designer Ernst Lehfeld in a portrait, now available as a PDF download

  • MeTu 650: Small cruiser to build yourself

    16.08.2019 Plans and prepared sets of materials have become rare. With the MeTu 650, the designer Klaus Metz supplies drawings and parts. The test in PDF download

  • 05.08.2019A portrait of a restored example of the plywood hard chine type "Wild Duck" by the migratory bird designer Ernst Lehfeld

  • Small cruiser to build yourself

    22.07.2019 Plans and prepared sets of materials for hobby craftsmen have become rare. With the MeTu 650, the designer Klaus Metz supplies drawings and parts

  • Blue water catamaran, self-made

    01.03.2019A Rhinelander has built a 20 meter long two-hull himself in six years and wants to travel around the world with it. The portrait in PDF download

  • Blauwasserkat, self-made brand

    29.01.2019A Rhinelander has built a 20-meter-long two-hull himself in six years and wants to travel the world with it. A visit on board

  • Self-made "Linea": the little miracle

    The self-made "Linea" construction is full of surprises and things that are worth taking over. The portrait in PDF download

  • Wooden boat building: on the way with self-construction "Firecrest II"

    The small cutter serves the writer, film author and multi-media artist Clemens Richter as a refuge and source of inspiration. The portrait in PDF download

  • On the go with self-made "Firecrest"

    The small cutter serves the writer, film author and multi-media artist Clemens Richter as a refuge and source of inspiration. A visit on board

  • "Zoe Mai von Kiel"

    10.01.2018Strong, natural, durable: The self-made pointed gate "Zoe Mai von Kiel" is classically planked from local woods. The portrait in PDF download

  • A north German boat builder has realized his dream of owning a boat with a wooden pointed gate. The construction is old, the implementation new

  • Backe, the builder: boat building in our own workshop

    15.08.2017Contender ace Jan von der Bank makes a retro classic out of wood. A visit to the garage yard shows why this is a very special thing

  • A building contractor designs and manufactures his own 20-meter-long cat. After 16 years of construction, the boat is ready. The boat portrait in PDF download

  • DIY "Bondi"
    With a penchant for perfection

    With the "Bondi", Sven Kurka built his dream of the perfect cruising boat himself. Skillfully implemented and with attention to detail. The portrait in PDF download

  • "Sekt or Selters"
    Self-designed, self-built

    25.05.2016Gabriele and Jan Goral have fulfilled a dream: they built a 55 mm dinghy cruiser themselves. The boat portrait in PDF download

  • Do-it-yourself 55 dinghy cruiser

    April 25th, 2016Self-designed and self-built: Gabriele and Jan Goral have made a real sailing experience with their swordboat "Sekt oder Selter"

  • Do it yourself for eternity

    The Saugeen Witch steel ship has been under construction since 1991. It was created based on historical models. The portrait in PDF download

  • Wood, hammer, plane - lobster!

    A sailing boat to build yourself: The Lobster 21.5 is made from pre-milled panels. The portrait in PDF download

  • For sailing and building it yourself

    Many sailors dream of creating a boat with their own hands. A small shipyard in Holland makes this dream achievable

  • Gennaker tree made by myself

    This is how you make a gennaker pole from a broken surf mast and the corresponding deck fittings from carbon fiber and epoxy

  • Sea cruiser from the Allgäu

    02/03/20158 000 hours of his free time Hermann Oswald invested in upgrading a 37-foot aluminum yacht - 700 kilometers from the home port

  • The self-made woman from Peenemünde

    01/20/2015 Ursula Latus helps boats into the world professionally. In workshops, hobbyists become owners. Portrait of an extraordinary woman

  • As far as Patagonia and New York

    01/04/2015 A stonemason will build his dream ship in ten years based on the model of an English fishing trawler. The boat portrait in PDF download

  • Colin Archer in a completely different way

    06/09/2014 The designer could also make a pleasure yacht. A Dane has recreated the "Asgard" that belonged to Erskine Childers. The portrait in PDF download

  • Colin Archer, with a difference

    May 13, 2014The master designer also drew the yacht for Erskine Childers, the author of "Riddle of the Sandbank". A Dane copied it

  • Tinker clickers yourself

    You can make a wind indicator yourself from some wire, tape and fabric. We'll show you how to do it step by step