Saturday, 15 May 2021

Sailing starter boat, the Optimist

 We started a five boat order for the Knysna Yacht Club, as we got into the design and building a test hull to prove the dimensions worked we had three more orders by the time we got CNC cutting.

This one is Stuarts and it was shipped all the way to the USA like many others have since we did the Knysna YC order here in South Africa.

This is our builders jig which can be used more than once.

A typical Optimist Dinghy kit order,

A packed kit, we use a steel banded crate for extra security when being shipped.

Another one of our kits, this one was for a South African customer.

Please contact me for the Optimist kit boat details, we do the North Sail and a Harken deck gear kit when required.


Friday, 14 May 2021

Trika 540 multi craft

 The Trika 540 was designed by someone who needed a space saving design that has many features, such as small enough to store and move on a trailer and large enough to sail with his family.

The idea worked to such an extent that it does everything intended,

The center hull on its own.

This design has recently be re priced, please contact me for details.

The boat can be ready to sail in less than a half hour when taken to the water by trailer.

Nested and ready to load onto the trailer.

The craft looks fast even when standing still.

Ready to sail!  

The Cape Cutter 19 as a kit

 One Cape Cutter 19 kit that we shipped to New Zealand was built by the kit buyer, then after some years in his use was later sold.

The boat was at a traditional boat show recently and won a best of class prize for the new owner!

Plans and kits are available from 


Thursday, 13 May 2021

The St Ayles Skiff build in Hout Bay

 The building of a St Ayles Skiff in Hout Bay has opened up a new membership class for the HBYC , a rowing section.

The new marina club house even has a dedicated lift for the skiff to enable an easy launch and retrieve.

The club members did all of the building and painting  works.

Contact me for the plywood kit pricing.


Monday, 10 May 2021

The Argie 15 kit build by Ian in New Zealand.

 Ian has in the past built a Cape Cutter 19 kit that we supplied, he has now started the Argie 15 kit build and is well on his way to being ready to fit the decks.

This build will be for use as a power boat, so the normal Dagger Board case has not been fitted, that will keep the boat dry while under power.

This is a very near build, the attention to  detail shows.

The compartments in the hull are many, they will be fitted with water tight screw in covers so that they can be accessed and used.

When Ian has the decks fitted I will update this blog page.