Canoes! Sailboats! Kayaks! Pontoons! One has so many options when deciding to build a boat. Ambitious builders set their hopes a-float and construct a (hopefully) buoyant vessel to relax on, fish from, or even to get some exercise!

This guide meshes some of the best Instructables on how to build boats. Projects range from a beginner level, to more involved sail-making and pontoon-construction. Don't go overboard with concept, keeping a simple design makes sure your head stays above water.