about us


Open Boat Projects is a platform on which water sports enthusiasts present their self-constructed DIY projects around boating. The idea for this platform was born in the german sailing forum born and brought into being by some people. It all started with a trade fair appearance at Boot 2020, where a large number of DIY projects were presented live. The aim of the whole thing is to show which tools and technical possibilities can be used to implement your own projects. The projects presented are intended to encourage interested parties to implement their own projects and to contribute their own ideas that can be used by others. The focus is on the idea of open source and open hardware as well as the exchange of ideas. In the meantime, a lot of interesting projects have been realized. More projects will be added in the future. The main exchange of ideas takes place in the sailing forum under the heading open-boat-projects.org instead of. We invite all interested parties to participate in the exchange of ideas. You don't have to be an expert to do this. Anyone with great ideas is welcome to contribute. At Boot 2023 we were again with one of our own booth represented and were able to convey the idea behind Open Boat Projects to many visitors.

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Navigation, information

radio technology

Energy management




assembly instructions

Interactive parts list and assembly help

Beginner Tutorials

video tutorials

developer tools

Tips and Tricks

Maker Faire

  • Useful 3D parts for marine applications
  • open workshops 
    • 3D printing and its possibilities
    • CAD systems for mechanics, electronics, simulation
    • Manufacturing capabilities
Additional information can also be found on the following page: https://github.com/open-boat-projects-org