The Bumblebee is for the pint-sized mariner. This boat is perfect for kids aged 2-5 and is the only boat on the market that allows children this young to learn to sail. Our goal was not only to develop a sailboat suitable for young children, but also to develop a system that appeals to their sense of learning. Learning to sail with the Bumblebee relies on the process of play and learning through trial and error instead of commands or instructions. They can first learn to steer with the motor, and the sail can later be introduced when the child has mastered the tiller and is comfortable with the boat.
Our Plans & Sail Package includes the step by step manual and full-sized plans that will be sent to you in a mailing tube. In addition it contains the Bumblebee Sail, a Batwing style sail made from robust nylon sail material and 3 fiberglass battens.
By purchasing the Plans & Sail Package you save $5 compared to buying the items separately.
Click here to see the list of additional supplies you will need to build this boat. (Note: You will not need to purchase the sail material listed.)
You can also add on DXF files for the marine plywood parts. This will allow you to have the pieces cut out at a local CNC shop. DXF files can only be ordered as an add-on to the plans package and cost an additional $20. To order DXF files select yes in the drop-down menu below. They will be sent to you by email when your order ships.
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