Personalised Watercolour Boat Sketch


A personalised watercolour sketch of your boat, based on your photograph and hand-drawn by artists working in Devon.

We can draw a variety of boats, from yachts and sailing boats, to speedboats, catamarans and canal boats! As long as you provide a photo or weblink, we can draw it! We draw in a sketchy style to capture the boat, and colour in our painterly watercolour style. The illustration is personalised with your chosen words, or enter NA in the order form, and we will only include the image.

Please note we draw from your photo, with the boat in situ (for example if it is in dock with other boats we will sketch them and the dock), and we exclude people.

How do I send my photo? Simply upload your photo to your order with the 'Upload Your Photo' option. If you are having problems email it to

What do you draw? We sketch from the perspective in the photograph and include some background such as sea, sky and landscape. The illustration is coloured and digitally printed.

Can I check what you’ve drawn? Yes - just select yes to a digital proof in the order from, and we’ll email a proof for you to check and make any changes to. We offer up to 3 amends to your original drawing. For further changes there will be an additional charge.

Want another style? See our other listings for house portraits, pencil sketches and detailed drawings. We also draw pets, people, sports stadiums, favourite places…

made from:

Hand painted and digitally printed to order on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper. All prints supplied with a white, bevel-cut window mount.

Our frames are all handmade in the UK from solid wood - choose from 3 styles (see image thumbnail for colours). Supplied with integrated hanging hook and Pilkington glass (Extra large frames are glazed with high grade UV perspex for glare reduction and safe shipping).


Small- Mount size 25.5x25.5cm (10x10”), image size approx 15x15cm (6x6”)

Extra Large- Mount size 38.8x38.8cm (approx 15x15”), image size approx 28x28cm (11x11”) 

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Elizabeth (Glasgow, GB)

Love it. Thank you x

Rozzi Caldwell (Walthamstow, GB)
Great Service

I was very impressed with the service I received from Letterfest and my husband and I were so pleased with the watercolour of our boat. It was a great and responsive service and I would highly recommend.

Alison H (Nottingham, GB)
Beautiful 70th birthday gift!

Excellent boat sketch for my father's 70th birthday! Wonderful memories of sailing adventures on this boat made for a personal and touching present. Gifted on the doorstep due to lockdown. Thank you Letterfest!

Gillian Derrick (Plymouth, GB)
Lovely Personalised Gift for a father and grandfather who doesn’t need anything

My dad is very difficult to buy gifts for.
This was a brainwave - to turn a picture of his little yacht into a personalised print.
It looks beautiful and he loved it!
Really easy to use the website and create the order and excellent customer service too.
Thank you Letterfest!

Lynda Gregory (Helston, GB)
Lovely result

Although the photo I had was not well defined the final result was great. Being able to check the proofs and easily and quickly see the alterations was great. Many thanks.

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