Metal Sailboat Kits
We no longer sell metal powerboat kits, only sailboats. For power boats please visit Bonito Boats
Advanced computer development for metal boats which has resulted in a range of sailboat designs which are now available in "flat pack" steel kit form for delivery. Individuals and shipyards, particularly small enterprises can now benefit from modern cost-effective methods without major investment. All steel is "Grade A" with Lloyds Certificate and cut on an "NC" driven plasma-oxygen cutting machine for minimum distortion. To quote from one builder, Roger Lasham, in the UK, "I had completed the bottom plating which was only tack welded in place, yet when it rained overnight and the wind pulled the tarp aside allowing water to collect in the bow, it did not leak away so accurate was the fit". These metal kits are produced in such a manner that even an experienced builder will save many hours on the preparation work because the plates, frames, longitudinal and stringers and further necessary parts for the hull and superstructure are supplied pre-cut and accurate. No trimming is required. All the parts fit perfectly.