WoodenBoat magazine started Family BoatBuilding in 1998 as a way to bring new people to boatbuilding, and to boating. The concept is simple: To provide a kit that can be built in two-and-a-half days and provide expert building instruction. The goal is to launch all the boats into the water midway through the third day of the show. And then they put their boats on their cartops or trailers and take them home.
You need no previous experience, kits will be available. Our kit producers will be on hand to provide all the instruction you’ll need.
By the end of the third day, your boat will be completely assembled and may even be ready to test in the water provided the weather is warm enough during the show. In either case your boat will be ready to take home for final epoxy coating and painting.
You should order your kit directly from the producer by clicking on the buttons below.