Simpsons sailboat painting

A room mate of mine loves the TV show The Simpsons and would always remark that he’d love to have the sailboat painting that the Simpson family keeps above the couch in their living room. After hearing it for the umpteenth time, I decided enough was enough and with the help of Shannon Gibson, we were able to recreate the painting using this real painting as a guide. Check it out…

Simpsons sail boat painting

The title of the painting is revealed as “Scene from Moby Dick” in one episode. It’s also in that episode where the small yellow plaque is shown which I decided to keep even though it’s not normally displayed in other episodes.

Make your own
If you’d like make your own, just download this vector PDF version.

Take it to any decent print shop and you can get it printed in any size you like. I had ours printed out at 16×22 for about $40 at FedEx Kinkos.


Hello, can you send me vector PDF file with Simpons Sail Boat at Thank you in advance.

Roman - Sunday July 26, 2009

Could you please send me that pdf document as well? Thanks!

Gilbert - Monday September 14, 2009

A link to download the PDF is already provided in the post.

Tariq - Monday September 14, 2009

fucking idiots…

Uruloki - Monday September 14, 2009

is it just me or does the pdf link not work?

JB - Saturday October 24, 2009

Thanks for the tip. A recently added rewrite rule broke the Textpattern download handler. It’s fixed now! :)

Tariq - Saturday October 24, 2009

Awesome. Thank you!

Caron - Saturday November 21, 2009

Thank you very, very much! This is really great work.
Can you also put a version without the plaque online? (Sadly, I do not know how to edit a vector pdf)


AJ - Wednesday January 13, 2010

I’ll never return to this site, can u email me the answer.

I see you take it to kinkos, but how do u have it printed? on a piece of paper and frame it? or like on canvas?? how do i get it too look right.

bob - Wednesday July 28, 2010

I would recommend some type of plaque mounting.
See for examples

Tariq - Sunday August 1, 2010

@AJ Wednesday January 13, 2010
@bob Wednesday July 28, 2010

Take your computers back to the shop; you are both too STUPID to use them..!

colin - Tuesday August 28, 2012


Just wondering what size you printed this, because I want to print it to scale (if possible) the one in the show. Please advise! Thank you.

Eliza - Saturday August 10, 2013

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