Ultrasimple Boat Building

18 Plywood Boats Anyone Can Build

by Gavin Atkin

The first complete how-to guide for building the latest generation of quick and easy boats

In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding, renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create elegant, seaworthy plywood boats with a minimum of time, experience, and expense. Using clearly written and illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics of stitch-and-glue construction, tools, materials, shop safety, and more, as he helps you choose and build the simple boat of your dreams.


  • McGraw-Hill Education; October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780071593878
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Ultrasimple Boat Building
  • Author: Gavin Atkin
  • Imprint: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

About The Author

Gavin Atkin is known around the world for his minimalist boat designs. His award-winning creations, including the celebrated Mouse, have been built by countless boat enthusiasts.