PVC Boats


July 12, 2021

The PVC Boat Tractors Of Baishatun Harbor

by Joe Boats

Baishatun Fishing Harbor is a fascinating spot to visit if you're looking to take a stroll along the beach, view some temples, and most importantly, check out local designs of PVC Boats.  One thing you…
June 28, 2021

The Heavenly Boats of Xinpu Fishing Harbor

by Joe Boats

Being in Xinpu Fishing Harbor felt like being in PVC Boat Heaven.  If you want to study the basic design for building a PVC Boat, this may be the ultimate learning playground.  It's interesting because…
May 10, 2021

Nanliao Harbor Big Time PVC Boats

by Joe Boats

Nanliao Fishing Harbor (or Hsinchu Fish Harbor) is a great place to go on a lunch break, with surrounding restaurants, a kite-flying area, indoor fish market, and an outdoor local-vendor area.  Plus, there are an…
April 21, 2021

Enjoy An Afternoon At Yongan Harbor

by Joe Boats

If you are looking for an interesting way to enjoy an afternoon, Yongan Fishing Harbor is the perfect destination spot.  With plenty of food at the harbor's indoor market, a visitor can pick up a…
March 17, 2021

The Wood-Framed PVC Boats of Potou Harbor

by Joe Boats

Potou Fishing Harbor is primarily a blue collar, working class harbor, with fisherman working early hours and long days.  Therefore, the PVC Boats there are built stronger than your regular smaller-sized boats, with large wooden…
January 14, 2021

Homemade PVC Boats of Hongmao Gang Harbor

by Joe Boats

During my exploration of the harbors and ports of Taiwan, I had one central goal in mind, and that was to find the perfect place to dock my 1st hand-made PVC Boat.  Naturally, it had…
December 05, 2020

Enjoying the Day at Waipu Fishing Harbor

by Joe Boats

As you stroll down the walkway at Waipu Fishing Harbor, a feeling of wonderment overwhelms you.  To see all these locally handcrafted PVC Pipe Boats floating in the docks, it really is an amazing site.Waipu…
November 22, 2020

The Charm of Longfeng Fishing Harbor

by Joe Boats

Longfeng Fishing Harbor has a charm that some of the other harbors are sorely missing.  Several of the boats had a special coating painted over the pvc piping, which gave the boat base an extra…


December 02, 2020

The Rising Tides of Zhonggang Estuary

by Joe Boats

Known for its beautiful scenery and diverse ecosystem, Zhonggang Estuary at low tide has sandspits that you can walk down. Sometimes photographers will take photos of beautiful sunsets with windmill farms in the background. However,…
June 18, 2020

The Majestic Banks of the Touqian River

by Joe Boats

Last week, I traveled to the Touqian river, which is just over the border of HsinChu County and heads into HsinChu City. The south bank of the Touqian river runs next to the Nanliao fishing…
June 16, 2020

The Abandoned PVC Boats of Hsinchu

by Joe Boats

As you walk down the 17 kilometer Coastline Scenic Area of HsinChu City, be sure to take some time to scan the beaches for abandoned PVC Boats. The beaches are dotted with PVC Boats that…
June 02, 2020

17 Kilometers of Scenic Beauty

by Joe Boats

Yesterday afternoon, I went searching along the Hsinchu City Coastline (also known as the 17 km Coastline Scenic Area), explored some of Taiwan's rocky beaches, and found some home-made PVC Boats along the way.  Below…


October 21, 2020

Custom-Made PVC Pipe Boat Docks

by Joe Boats

The amazing thing about PVC Pipes is how they can be incorporated into everything from locally-made PVC Pipe Fishing Boats, all the way down to locally-made PVC Pipe Docks.  Just about anything can be made…
June 16, 2020

The Maps of Hsinchu and Taiwan

by Joe Boats

In order to understand PVC Boating in Taiwan, you have to understand the people, their culture, and their land. So, today we are focusing on the latter part, their land.More specifically, we are focusing on…
June 16, 2020

What are PVC Boats? (sometimes referred to as PVC Pipe Boats)

by Joe Boats

PVC Boats are essentially rafts, constructed of a bunch of PVC pipes tied together, with a plastic or wood framework floor (sometimes with a pilot compartment) and steering equipment fastened on top. They come in…
June 05, 2020

Glossary of Nautical Terms for PVC Boat People

by Joe Boats

In order to better understand the world of PVC Boats, we have to also have a better understanding of Nautical Language.  To be honest, I have been struggling with some the boat jargon that experienced…
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