Wednesday, 23 May 2007


I hope you enjoy keeping up to date with our industry news and other interesting happenings!


  1. I'm looking forward to your new blog development!

  2. this is the start of something big.


  3. The Blog page has been posted for those who may read our many pages on other sites,plus our web pages on our own site.

    The intention is to find out what readers think of both what we say and what we do,you may want other designs from what we already carry,one offs from your approoved plans are fine by us,it will just cost more to develop our CNC cut files for your single build.

    So,its now over to you our readers and customers,have fun!


  4. Your website is great - well layed out and easy to read. I'll be in touch directly once I've decided on what I'm looking for.
    Thanks, Bridget Symons

  5. Thanks for the info on the Proteus. I'm looking forward to your development of the DH550 kit, and maybe sister ships of the same design line.

  6. Hello,

    Roy here again,we started this in May,now its November,where has our year gone to again! No complaints its nice to be busy all year.We are now better stocked with plywoods than ever before and have just stacked the shippment of Superform bending plywoods that arrived last week.We also have a new line of plys from a top french plywood maker.

    We are very busy on our kit boats side too,a 'Proteus 106' catermaran is being cut right now and the owner has been taking production away in parcels as we cut them,he will assemble panels at his home then move them to his building factory in Philipi.The designer,Angelo Lavranos, will be here in a week or so to check progress.

    The Didi 38 design kit by Dudley Dix,that we are working on, is very close to becoming a final order,this is a special,we have done them before,one shipment to a far flung place,open the container and you find a wholeboat inside,just in parts!

    Our 6.6mtr power boat design by Angelo Lavranos,has also started to become an order,it will either happen late this year or early into the next one.

    we would like to welcome Mr Michael Storer aboard as the new addition to our design team,Micheal is from Austraila and has a whole new concept on river boat designs,they move in very thin water! We have asked Mike to look at designing a Canal boat for Britains 7000 miles of canal waterways.

    Didi Mini Transat kits,we have one ready for delivery ex stock,Dudley tells me he has sold about 80 sets of plans,we built two in our factory,with two more being built in Cape Town,one of which has just sailed to England,UK.

    Busy? yes I told you we have been busy!

    Best Regards for the festive season and all the best for 2008!



  7. Hi,

    Long before Roy opened CKD Boats, he was building and fitting out yachts. In 1987, I took my bare Fortuna 37' hull, Jacana, into his Cape Town workshop for the fitting out of all the joinery and teak veneers. As usual Roy and his small team made a great job of it. Now many years later the interior was still in a such a good condition that it helped me sell the boat for a much higher price than I would have received if I had attempted to do the work myself.