How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 9

How to Draw a Sailboat

Learn how to draw a sailboat by following along with this fun & easy drawing guide!

Everyone will like this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a boat sailing at sea. This easy sailboat instruction guide is perfect for young students looking to get started with drawing.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to last about 30 minutes, but the drawing process may actually take more time if other nautical crafts are included in the artwork.

Art making is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Sailboat Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Sailboat: All Steps

In this post, we are going to learn how to draw a sailboat with basic drawing tools. Be sure to observe the different sizes and shapes of each part of the sailboat. The pencil lines in each step is drawn out in blue so you can see the current parts that you will be illustrating.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Hull

    How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 1

    First, draw the top of the hull by creating a horizontal oval shape with two pointed edges similar to the illustration. Next, create the side of the hull by drawing a line attached to the pointed edges of the oval.

  2. Add The Cabin

    How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 2

    Add the cabin by forming a sloped rectangular box.

  3. Draw Windows

    How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 3

    Draw the windows by forming rectangular shapes as shown.

  4. Attach The Mast

    How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 4

    Attach the mast by drawing a long vertical pole.

  5. Attach The Boom

    How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 5

    Attach the boom to the right side of the mast by creating a shorter horizontal pole.

  6. Draw The Sails

    How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 6

    Let’s draw the sails of the sailboat! First, draw the mainsail by making a diagonal line connected to the mast and boom. Next, draw a triangular shape on the left side of the mast to form the jib.

  7. Add The Burgee

    How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 7

    Add the burgee by making a V-shaped line attached to the top of the mast.

  8. Draw The Water

    How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 8

    Draw the body of water surrounding the sailboat by making wavy horizontal lines.

  9. Complete The Sailboat Drawing

    How To Draw A Sailboat: Step 9

    Complete the sailboat drawing by first coloring the mainsail with an orange crayon and the jib with a red crayon. Next, shade the burgee with a yellow crayon. Now, fill in the mast and boom of the sailboat with a brown crayon. Then, color the cabin with a white crayon and the windows with a blue crayon. Don’t forget to shade the hull of the sailboat with indigo. Finally, fill in the sky with a light blue crayon and the body of water with a dark blue crayon.

How to Draw a Sailboat PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Sailboat. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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