Whats included in a kit?

Wood Duck 12 Kit

Here at Denman Marine there are a few different options for your future project. We can supply plans and manual packages for most designs listed on our website, full kits or wood only kits to suit your requirements.

Plans and manual packages

When you purchase a set of plans and manual you can expect to receive a bundle of plans and a detailed build manual. Depending on the design you may receive full size plans, these are printed on long rolls of paper with full size templates for parts like planks, bulkheads and deck parts. The plans may also be printed on A2 paper with details of how your boat will fit together. Even the A2 plans often include full size templates for some of the smaller components. The number of sheets of plans you will receive will depend on the design.

The build manual will again vary in size depending on the design. These are printed in black and white on A4 paper, ring bound with a hard cover. The manuals have been put together to a very high standard with many detailed pictures and instructions that will guide you through the build process. They also include details on tools and materials, as well as tips and tricks to get the best results from your project.

The plans and manuals are exactly what you would receive from CLC USA.

Full/Base kits

Ordering a full/base kit gets you all the materials required for you to finish the project. This includes all CNC cut plywood, cut from high quality Okoume marine plywood covered under the BS1088 standard, timber for sheer clamps, rub rails or cleats; the timber species used depends on the specifications of the component. Timbers commonly used are Western Red Cedar, Hoop Pine or Blackwood.  

All fasteners supplied are 316 Stainless Steel and the supplied epoxy is West System. We have found using West System epoxy gives us the best results in boats constructed here at Denman Marine. Your kit will also include an information booklet with helpful tips on using epoxy to its best. 

The other components shipped to you depend on the design ordered. Kayak designs will usually include the foam seat, rapid pulse back band, keepers foot rests and deck rigging. Sailing designs are generally offered as a base 'rowing kit' with the sailing components as an optional extra. Rowing kits contain a set of rowlocks and horns, but will not come with any oars or sailing components which can be ordered separately.

The kits do not include any tools, consumables or topcoat (e.g. Paint, Varnish, etc.). You will need to supply your own tools and you will find information in the build manual regarding tools required and additional tools you may like to have available. Consumables like sand paper, brushes, rollers and thinners will need to be sourced yourself locally, however we can supply some of these in your kit as an extra on request. Please ensure your topcoat of choice is marine grade and UV resistant.


Wood only kits

Some customers may find they are only interested in the CNC cut plywood components, utilising the accuracy and speed offered by the cutting technology. Wood only kits include the CNC cut parts, any solid timber parts like sheer clamps or rub rails, and a manual. 


Here at Denman Marine we are able to produce kits to an equally high standard, matching that of CLC USA. A lot of our materials used are similar if not the same and will allow each customer to produce a beautiful, light weight, long lasting craft. As each design is different, the components shipped to you will vary. Feel free to get in touch to find out exactly what's included in your future kit.

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