Building Plans

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$250 +

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Plans & Building Kits

Building Plans

The owner and creater of the Original Pirate Play Ships spent the better part of two years developing this detailed set of building plans along with a series of HD How-To Videos. Some knowledge of construction is recommended but not required to undertake this challenge! The building plans book along with the relaxed and fun nature of the HD videos will help walk you through every step from building the Base Deck to the finishing touches like installing Manilla Rope and Hanging the Pirate Flag!

Currently the plans book is available only in PDF format as we are working on a whole new set of plans and videos!


Conversational Step By Step Instructions
100 Page Full Color Plans Book (PDF)
Images pulled directly from HD Video
Full Materials List Included
Contractor Fast Track Section – Direct and To The Point
Access to 10 different in depth HD Video Segments via Pirate Play Ships YouTube Channel
30 Min Phone Support for Construction of the Big & Medium Ships, Ultimate Available Upon Request

Plans & Building kits

Get the Plans Book PDF alone or add the Basic or Deluxe Hardware Kits to speed up your process.

Plans PDF


You get the 100-page full color plans book PDF along with access to 9 HD Videos and up to 30 min phone support.
100 Page Full Color Plans Book
Purchase Plans PDF

Plans PDF with Basic Kit


The Plans Book PDF with Basic Kit adds the necessary bolts and lags and 25’ of 1 1/2” Manilla Rope. You can find the other accessories and hardware on your own online and at local hardware stores.
100 Page Full Color Plans Book
Bolts and Lags
25″ Manilla Rope
Purchase Basic Kit

Plans PDF with Deluxe Hardware Kit


This is perfect for those who would rather not drive around town or surf the web to gather all the items separately and it all comes from the actual suppliers we use to keep your ship authentic. It could cost you up to $400.00 to buy these items that you will need anyway.
100 Page Full Color Plans Book
Bolts and Lags
2 HD Swing Seats
1 Trapeze Bar (or Infant Seat)
12 Climbing Rocks
3’x5′ Pirate Flag
24″ Authentic Wood Pirate Wheel
25′ of 1 1/2″ Manilla Rope
Purchase Deluxe Kit
  • We are in love with our new pirate ship! Derek was wonderful to work with from the beginning to the end. He created this beautiful ship to be used for generations. We are so pleased with everything and would highly recommend Pirate Play ships!
    Dawn P
  • Derek and his son knocked it out of the park with our pirate ship. They did an awesome job and we couldn't be happier. Derek is a great builder and even better person! we are so glad we had it done.
    Justin H
  • Derek built us an amazing ship for our backyard space. My kids loved watching the whole process of him building this ship from the ground up. His attention to detail, work ethic, and craftsmanship are unmatched. I would highly recommend having Derek build your backyard fun as soon as possible. My kids play on our set everyday they can. Their friends love coming to play on it too. Now we have a backyard that adults and kids can enjoy. Thanks, Derek!!
    Jacqueline M

DIY Info

Estimated Costs
Additional Items
Construction Time Frame

Potential Savings

If you’ve been waiting for this one-of-a-kind building plan package your wait is over! At a fraction of the cost of having our crew build your ship, you’ll be on your way to creating this killer structure and you’ll save a ton of loot in the process!
In fact we estimate that the savings for a Big Ship can be as high as $4000.00 by purchasing your own lumber locally, using our plans book and videos, and doing the work yourself!!! That’s Huge! You can also save nearly $3000.00 on the Medium Ship! So if you’re up for a challenge or if you already have the knowledge and time this is a no-brainer for you.

Cost Breakdown

Let’s face it… you’re wanting to buy plans for two reasons; to save money and to enjoy the experience of building it yourself. Here is an estimated breakdown to give you an idea of overall costs. Actual materials costs will vary by region:

Big Ship

Lumber: $2200
Plans w/Deluxe Kit: $650
Add’l Materials/Supplies: $400
Total: $3250

Medium Ship

Lumber: $1200
Plans w/Deluxe Kit: $650
Add’l Materials/Supplies: $400
Total: $2250

What else is needed

You will find in your plans book a full lumber list for the Big Ship and Medium Ship. You’ll need to get quotes locally and pick up or have your lumber delivered. If you choose the “Deluxe Kit” option along with your plans book there are a few things that you’ll still need to get to be totally ready to build.
(2) 1/2″ x 24″ Rebar
Deck Screws (3″, 2 1/2″, 1 5/8″) and/or Gun Framing Nails
Finish Nails and Siding Nails
8′ or 10′ Wave Slide (8′ for Med, 10′ for Big)
Duct Tape
The estimated cost of these additional materials and supplies for the Big Ship is $225.00 & Med Ship $165.00.

How long it will take

It’s important to know how to plan for the time it will take you to build your own Pirate Ship. The first Pirate Ship we ever built took 2 months! That was the learning process at work and now our crew can build the Big Ship from start to finish in about 2.5 days. That’s quite an improvement.

We’ve developed dozens of techniques and processes over the past 14 years in business. That means we’ve done the hard work so that you can benefit from our knowledge immediately. We’ve heard from folks just like you who have built their own Pirate Ship in as little as two weeks when they’ve really gone after it. It’s also taken some others much longer based on time availability and skill level. But each has taken pride in the process.

If you are dedicated to this process your finished product can end up just like the Pirate Ships we build every day… Rigid, Rugged, Unique, Detailed, and just Wicked Awesome!
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Would You Rather us build it?

We travel and build Pirate Ships all over North America, and love to set sail overseas as well.
*Travel fees apply outside 50 mile radius of Nashville. Contact us for a quote including travel to your area.

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