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Build Your Own 17' Picnic Barge with Our Downloadable Boat Plans

Pack a picnic, grab the family, and set off for a day on the water in this 17' picnic barge. Designed for sailing on lakes, calm rivers, and canals, this boat is the perfect family pleasure boat.

The U-shaped seating ensures everyone gets a good view of the surrounding countryside while you steer the boat from the rear. And when fitted with an outboard engine of up to 8 HP, this barge will cruise at a speed of around 8 knots. The engine is placed in a well at the aft to minimize noise.

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17ft Picnic barge

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only $74.95 USD

Boat plans include both US (inches) and metric units

This boat is easy to build using our downloadable boat plans

Our boat plans are available for instant download so you can start building right away. Available in PDF file formats, each plan includes drawings showing exact dimensions for the hull panels and frame, plus comprehensive building instructions and assembly details.

No carpentry or boat-building skills necessary

You don't need any boat-building experience to build this boat just lift the dimensions from the plans and transfer them directly onto the plywood sheets. The plans allow you to draw full size pictures of the parts of the boat - the bottom pieces, side pieces etc. Once you're done, simply cut around the lines using a jigsaw, then use the stitch and glue building method to finish your boat.

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Here's what you'll receive when you order this plan from me...

  • Plan, profile and section drawing
  • General arrangement drawing
  • Nesting drawings for the plywood layout
  • Dimensions for all hull panels (flat): Sides, bottom, frames, stringers, seats, deck, etc. All dimensions in metric and US units (inches)
  • Assembly details
  • Construction drawings showing assembly and parts numbers
  • Fiberglass lamination detail
  • Drawing list
  • Specific building instruction for this boat
  • Bill of materials
  • Beginner's guide -Boat building Master Course Part 1*
  • Lofting manual - Boat building Master Course Part 2*
  • Assembly manual - Boat building Master Course Part 3*
  • Laminating manual - Boat building Master Course Part 4*
  • Epoxy manual - Boat building Master Course Part 5*
  • Free unlimited support and encouragement through our customer service forum or via email.

*) Order your boat plans today and receive, absolutely FREE, a copy of my "Boat building Master Course". With more than 100 detailed pages of easy-to-follow instructions, over 70 sketches and photos, insider tips and tricks in five downloadable manuals, this boat-building master course explains everything you need to know about planning, building, and finishing your own boat.

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Easy to use 3D model that will give you a perfect picture of how your new boat is assembled. You can pan, zoom and rotate details, plus markup, measure and make dynamic cross sections.

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17' Picnic barge specifications

Main dimensions:
Length overall = 5,000 m / 16′ 5″
Beam = 1,700 m / 5′ 7″
Depth = 1,259 m / 4′ 2″
Draft = 0,510 m / 1′ 8″
Displacement = 600 kg / 1323 lbs.
Hull weight = 210 kg / 463 lbs.
Passengers = up to 6
Outboard = 3 - 8 HP

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