Bumblebee Sailboat Kit

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.

Click here to learn more about the Bumblebee Sailboat.

 

Kit Contents 

Our Kit includes CNC cut plywood components, seats, hardware, epoxy, fiberglass, mast sail, bilge pump jet motor, manual, study plans and more. Everything required to build the complete boat is included in the kits apart from the 12 volt battery, paint and sandpaper. 

 

List of Included Items

  • CNC Cut Okoume (Lloyds Approved BS1088) Marine Plywood Components (See Diagram of Cut Components)
  • Wood Components (2 seats, Top Mast Mount, Bottom Mast Mount, Bracing Pieces for Battery Box, Wood Brace for Securing Main Electrical Wire, Motor Mount Block, Other Components)
  • Study Plans (See Bumblebee Study Plans)
  • Detailed Manual
  • Three quarts epoxy resin and hardener (combined volume)
  • Two cups wood flour
  • 20’ of 18 gauge copper wire
  • Two yards of 6 oz 50” wide fiberglass cloth
  • Switch
  • Wires and Connectors
  • Bilge Pump
  • Mast
  • SeaDog offset stainless hinges for rudder
  • Stainless 1” round ring
  • Sail
  • 10’ quarter inch rope
  • Strap to secure battery
  • Disposable measuring containers for mixing epoxy
  • 20 tongue depressors and 10 coffee stir sticks
  • 2 zip-lock bags (for installing epoxy fillets)
  • 2 2” disposable paint brushes
  • Disposable Gloves
  • 6 foam rollers and tray and handle
  • 2 2” plastic spatulas
  • 8” or 10” spatula

 


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