Our boat kits are shipped from the PNW, and delivered to customers in the US and Canada. Due to prohibitive shipping costs, we do not ship our boat kits outside of North America. Building from plans is one alternative, however, some would prefer to build from a kit.
A suitable alternative is to purchase plans for the boat including the CNC cut files and having the pieces cut at a local CNC shop. Below are a couple of options for international builders
Europe: Fyne Boat Kits: Fyne boats specializes in stitch and glue boat construction, and they have all the supplies and materials to build your boat. They are based in the north of England. You can simply send them your CNC files, and they will cut your kit with their own okoume wood stock. Additionally, they stock epoxy, fiberglass and most other supplies required, so you can get everything you want at one spot. Just send through your CNC files and your materials list, and voila, your kit is ready to be picked up.
Alternatively, Fyne boats will ship for a reasonable price throughout Europe. For a rough ball park in pricing, in 2023 the cost for an Expedition Boat to be cut (including wood) was £900, and just under £300 for shipping to Norway. To get an accurate quote, contact them at: Old Cooperage Yard, Gatebeck, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0HW,Telephone: +44 (0)1539 567, 148Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia Denman Marine – Denman Marine is the Australian version of Fyne boats, and they do both CNC cutting and stock okoume plywood. As with Fyne boats, they specialize in CNC small boat kits, and are very knowledgeable. Contact info: https://www.denmanmarine.com.au/ Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155
There are CNC operators around the world capable of cutting the plywood components that comprise our kits. If you are able to source good quality okoume plywood and a reliable CNC shop, you’re off to a good start. On our builder’s forum, we’ve invited customers to list CNC operators from around the world whom they’ve had good experiences with. Another page lists retailers of okoume plywood. These resources will be helpful for anyone looking for CNC cutting.
Remember, cutting from plans is also a very effective way of bringing a boat to life. While the prospect of CNC-cut parts is often very enticing, plans will do the job just as well. It is a very straightforward process cutting the shapes from our full-sized paper plans, and only adds two or three days to the build. It’s also reliable. Painful mistakes can be made with CNC cutting with operators that don’t know their equipment, or don’t spend the time to do the job properly. If in doubt, or it’s a struggle to make CNC happen, my advice would be to simply proceed with full-sized plans. Our plans are economically shipped worldwide.
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