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The focus of this website and our business is boats that not only live in your backyard but can be constructed there. Built of wood,by people like you, who with some time, drive, common sense and the ability to use basic tools desire to construct a boat. Beginning with a kit or from scratch using just a set of plans to guide them they have a common goal, getting on the water in a craft they have put together themselves.

One of the lines of information included under many of the boats begins with the letters PPI, this stands for pounds per inch immersion. This is amount of weight it will take to sink the boat one inch or 2.54 cm, this is included to give you an idea of the effects of loading on the boat. If you when you normally paddle the boat it is loaded close to it's capacity and you go away for the weekend and need to add 50 pounds of weight to a boat with a PPI of 75 pounds it will settle in the water just less than 3/4" or about 2cm. So you will know that if the boat is properly loaded it should handle the weight well with little difference in handling or freeboard.

Kit Orders

We have partnered with Noah’s Marine Supply in Toronto to supply our kits, this allows us to offer kits at a much more competitive price point then we are able to on our own. While your kit will come from Noah’s plan support will still be with us should you have build questions we are just a short e-mail or phone call away.

You can order kits directly from Noah’s web site or place an order through this site  by placing a deposit using the Buy Now button on the order page. As each kit becomes available directly through Noah' s the kit price will be underlined and appear in blue as links , simply clicking on the highlighted kit price will then take you directly to the proper page on the Noah's Marine  web site.

Should you wish to simply prowl around Noah's site to see what they have to offer click on their logo on the left side of the page and it will take you directly to the opening page of their e-commerce site.

We do try to keep the kit prices as listed on these pages up to date, should there be a discrepancy treat Noah’s site as correct.


We have begun the process of making some of our plans available in book format, the first two of these are now ready and contain the information needed to construct either the Vuntut 10 or 12 pack canoes. The books can be ordered through this site, or directly from the printer by clicking on the Blurb logo, sale prices are only available through the web site.

For US customers ordering books directly from Blurb will be the most efficient way to get a copy as they ship from the US, removing the seemingly inevitable slowdowns that occur when shipping across a border. 

The development of the books has lead to another development which will suit experience builders who do not require a full set of plans to build one of the canoes. This is the addition of abbreviated plan sets available in pdf or paper format, the pdf contains drawings for the layout of the moulds while the paper set contains full size patterns for the moulds. Both sets include drawings and notes as required but do not include step by step notes for the boats construction.

In addition to these we have also provided a link to PT Watercraft on the left side of this page which will take you to their site and the three excellent e books that they have on offer. These are a good source of information for anyone contemplating building a boat.

Keeping Up to Date

CLASSES: We have posted information regarding the cost and timing of classes on the last page of this site, additional information can be found on our blog. Our classes and their timing is personalized run at a mutually agreed time based on your schedule.

SOCIAL MEDIA: To help keep those interested up to date with what is happening both on the drawing board and in the shop we have a Facebook page, blog, and an Instagram account for which you can find the links below. We use the Facebook page to keep everyone up-to-date on what we are up to in the shop, designs we are working on, and it includes building albums of the boats as they are under construction, this can help you gain an understanding of the building processes.

On the Blog some of the boats have write ups about  their build and design, and some of the posts are just simply commentary.

Facebook link

Link to Get Launched blog

Link to Instagram


See a particular model that interests you? Or would just like to receive a copy of our brochure? Send us a note and we will answer your inquiries or get a brochure out to you as quickly as we can.


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PT Watercraft books link

Click on the above image to enter the PT Watercraft site which offers a line of e-books aimed at helping the home boat builder to turn out a superior product.Current e-book titles available are: Epoxy Basics, Rolling Perfection and Scarfing Basics.

Link to Noah's Marine web site 

Blurb logo link to blurb
Clicking on the above logo will take you directly to Blurb where our books are available for order.

Cover picture Vuntut 10

Cover Vuntut 12 Book

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