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Last updated 16/04/2015

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Low Cost Boats, Kits, Repairs & DIY Plans Since 1981

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Welcome to our website

Messing about in small boats is a lot of fun.

Building your own boat to mess about in is even more rewarding.















All our designs are original designs for dinghies and canoes from 1.8m (6’)  to around 5m (16’).

They are designed and developed by us to make it easier for our DIY builders to build their boat.

Our aim is to keep costs low and supply easy to follow plans, easy to build kits.

This is our new website and we are going through some changes here.

There will be new designs with larger boats being added and more coming off the drawing board soon.





























Choose from

DIY Plans - emailed from £10,

posted - pdf files on a cd from £12,

posted pdf on cd with A3 scaled paper drawings from £20 or,

large sheet paper (A1) scaled plans from £35*.

Kits start at £205 for 10’ plywood only canoe kit.

See design page for full details


*Selected plans only.

Fairlight and Seranata designs are separately priced.


Epoxy Materials & Accessories


We can also supply epoxy separately or in packs based on any of our designs which provides you with enough epoxy to build the basic hull with all seats and trim etc fitted. Details on request.

Plus, oars, rowlocks, hardware, outboards - electric or petrol.

If we don't have it we can normally get it.


We sell all you need to build your small boat or canoe

from the DIY Plans, to a plywood (kit) and the epoxy materials to stick it all together.

Once built, the paint, varnish, chandlery and finishing touches to make it look great.


Our one-stop shop for DIY Boat Builders.

Plus, unlimited email, text or phone help while you build if you need it.


If you don't see what you are looking for, email us and we will see what we  can do for you

or point you in the right direction.


To Make Payments

We use PayPal systems to process payments

All major debit/credit cards accepted, click “Buy Now” and follow through the checkout as per instructions. It’s simple and secure.

Or pay through your PayPal account.




(You do not need a PayPal account to use this system to pay by credit/debit cards and its free to use).

We also accept cheques and bank transfer as offline payment options.

DIY Canoe Range

There are 3 designs to choose from of various sizes from 1.8m - 3.66m (6’ - 16’)


Plywood Kits

We have a selection of kits  either dinghy or canoe but we can cut a kit from any of our designs












Plywood Only or Full Plywood/Epoxy Kits

Stitch & Tape Dinghy Range

A range of DIY designs to choose from of various sizes from 1.8m - 3.66m (6’ - 12’) built using the Stitch & Tape method



Clinker Ply Dinghy Range

A range of DIY designs to choose from of various sizes from 1.8m - 3.66m (6’ - 12’) built using the Clinker Ply method



Dinghy/Canoe Building Courses

Build your own dinghy or canoe in our heated workshop with instruction from a professional boat builder.












You come to us or we come to you!

FREE Delivery

with all kits

5 FREE  “F” Clamps

with dinghy kits