Cradle Boat

CLC Cradle Boat

Specifications

Model: Length:  Beam:  Hull Weight: 
Cradle Boat 1220mm 660mm 6kg 

Prices
Model Plans and manual Wood Only Kit Full Kit
Cradle Boat $130 TBA $650

If you would like to purchase plans or a kit set for the Cradle Boat please contact us.

The CLC Cradle Boat is an exact 50% replica of the Eastport Pram, 47 inches long.  The hulls are identical in nearly every way, especially the hull shape, and construction is similar.  We've tweaked the interior to better suit the little ones, who won't need a rowing seat and daggerboard trunk just yet.  

The CLC Cradle Boat shifts into first place for "easiest kit in our catalog."  We've gone to great pains to limit the number of hours and the skill required.  All the parts are cut on our computer and fit perfectly.  We've drilled the holes for you where temporary "stitches" of copper wire hold the boat's handsome shape while you epoxy the planks.  Bulkheads drop into slots, so no measuring.  No need for fiberglass, so you're spared that step during construction, though the Cradle Boat is sturdy enough to get banged around the way things do in houses with kiddies.  We estimate about 30 hours to do a first-class job of construction.  Plenty of time before Christmas.

The rockers have a gentle slope for an easy motion with pint-sized sailors snoozing aboard.  Recognizing that little sailors soon become bigger sailors, the CLC Cradle Boat's rockers can be turned around in moments to create a solid (non-rocking) base.  Now your Cradle Boat is a lovely place to store pillows or stuffed animals or toys.  It would be a perfect bed for a pet weighing less than 30 pounds.  

Likewise, longitudinal rockers and a straddle seat could be retrofitted for toddlers. Prefer to design and fabricate "davits" for a swinging cradle boat?  Just trim off the "legs" that engage the rockers.

Besides being a perfect gift for the family's newest little boatbuilder, and a unique piece furniture, the CLC Cradle Boat is an ideal first stitch-and-glue project, whether you're planning to move up to the Eastport Pram, Passagemaker Dinghy, or any CLC boat kit.  The Cradle Boat is made with the same A+ quality marine-grade okoume plywood as the rest of our boat kits. It's fastened together and coated with epoxy for toughness, so it will float, but please don't set any children or pets adrift in it.

The instruction manual is complete and easy-to-follow.  ("Step 1:  Make baby.") Plans builders get full-sized patterns for every part.

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Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Chesapeake Light Craft (USA).

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155
Mobile: 0413765984 | Tel: 0362674660 | Fax: 0362674991 | Email: andrew@denmanmarine.com.au