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Small fishing boat - floating toy for kids

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3D model description

This toy fits popular brick figures and can float on water. It is great for playing in the pool or bathtub.

All elements are very easy to print even for begginers. All parts are ready to print on the smallest 3D printers (min. required printing area 80*80*75 mm).

See video for full assembly instructions:

All our toys are designed to be fun, they have many interesting functions: opening doors, hatches, holds. You can print and build toys together with your children - there are many parts and screws that give a lot of fun. To check more of our projects see:

3D printing settings

Needed parts or materials (suggested, you can use other matches parts)

  • glue (nedeed to glue 2 stern elements)
  • 2 very short teflon tubes (2 mm inner diameter, 4 mm outer) to seal the propeller shaft and rudder
  • 4 sets M2.5x6 screw+nut
  • 28 pieces M2.2x6.5 screw (DIN7981)
  • 1 metal (we recommend brass) rod for propeller shaft (2 mm diameter, 40 mm length)
  • 1 metal (we recommend brass) rod for rudder shaft (2 mm diameter, 90 mm length)
  • several short pieces of filament 1.75 mm for hinges


  • We recommend using PLA filament, nozzle 0.4 mm and layer height 0.2 mm, but you can test other settings.
  • All files are in print-ready positions, you don't have to rotate it on your slicer.
  • Print all elements with 100% filling, except for the lifebuoy.stl (25% filling).
  • You will find all wheelhouse windows in the windows-all.stl file, but you can print each one separately from window-***.stl files.
  • There are two versions of propeller: propeller-real.stl and propeller-easy.stl. The first version has real shape but is difficult to print, the second version is very easy to print but after printing you have to put it in hot water and manually bend the propeller blades.
  • There are two versions of lifebuoy holder: lifebuoy-holder-thin.stl and lifebuoy-holder-bold.stl. Try the lifebuoy-holder-bold.stl version first, if the element is too large and does not fit into the holes, select lifebuoy-holder-thin.stl.
  • Glue the two parts of the stern (hull-stern-A.stl and hull-stern-B.stl) firmly together, check carefully for holes.
  • After placing the propeller and rudder shafts check the hull is not leaking.
    • If the shafts are leaking you can use oil or grease.
    • If the hull leaks you can paint or varnish it.
  • Short ships may need to be trimmed by the stern. Before screwing down the deck you can use some ballast to balance the ship.
  • Use pieces of filament 1.75 mm to attach doors and hatches.

See video for full assembly instructions:

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  • Last update: 2021-02-01 at 11:18
  • Publication date: 2020-08-03 at 20:57





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My name is Adam Bugiel, I am the main designer of all toys from I'm not only designer - my company teaches kids how to do 3D printing and object modelling. I'm a programmist, graphic, 3D modeller, and IT teacher with more than 15 years experience. I also have two sons who are great testers for all designed toys :)

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