Create a Homemade Boat Seat

  • 4-20 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 50-300
What You'll Need
Material to match boat

A homemade boat can be constructed without too much experience. In order to build a boat the correct design, materials and tools will need to be selected, and once the boat has been assembled it will need to have some furnishings which will inevitably include a boat seat. A boat seat can be an easy project with a simple design that will add comfort to the boat.


A homemade boat can be made from fiberglass, aluminum, steel or wood. There are also kits which can be purchased from specialist shops in order to build a boat. Boat seats are generally constructed using treated plywood, as this is a cheap and easy material to work with. However, boat seats can also be built with any other wood or even molded plastic and fiberglass.

Design and construction

Select a design which matches the skills of the builder and the planned interior of the homemade boat. Cut out the parts of the seat from the identified material and then secure them into place using strong stainless steel screws. Once the seat has been built it will need to be finished off with padded foam slabs or other cushioning material to add some comfort to the completed boat seat.