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Hi, and welcome to the latest Denman Marine newsletter.

In this month's newsletter we have;

  • Grain Surfboard Kits Now Available
  • Special - LAST CHANCE - 10% off CLC Plans packages
  • Christmas Shutdown - 20/12/19 till 13/01/20

If there is anything you would like to see in our future newsletters, discuss, query or order, please contact us via the contact form on our website

Grain Surfboard Kits Now Available

Denman Marine is excited to announce that our Grain Surfboard kits are now available! We will be shipping in the New Year, so head over to our Grain Surfboard section to place an order for your kit today and be the first in line to receive your kit.

At Denman Marine we are passionate about wood, the ultimate renewable, as well as the process itself. Just like our CLC kits, we don't simply import kits and send them out around Australia and New Zealand. We manufacture each individual kit, in house, by hand, from the best local and international materials. We also support you throughout the build over the phone, via email, and in person to help ensure you produce the best board possible. You'll soon discover that nothing beats the feeling of dropping into your first wave on a surfboard you built yourself.

See the below video with Mike Lavecchia (Grain Founder) talking through the build process.


Most of the boards in Grain's line are offered as complete DIY kits. While some woodworking experience can be helpful, if you’re good with your hands, can work carefully with an attention to detail and follow written instructions, you should be able to tackle this project and produce an excellent board. Most people take 60-80 hours of hands-on time to complete a board from a kit. With glue and epoxy drying times, the fastest you can complete a board from a kit is two to three weeks. However most people build boards over several months or more, picking away at it little by little as time allows. While the finished product can feel far away, if you focus on each achievable small step, they'll quickly add up to a beautiful surfboard that you'll always feel proud of.

We developed our kits before wood surfboard kits existed anywhere else, and from the beginning, we've wanted them to be complete, comprehensible and above all, do-able.  We support our kit builders by phone, email, and in person (we're not shy about stopping by to see how you're doing if we're in your neighborhood).  We love this process, and we want every surfer to get the same experience we've had, and to paddle out, incredulous, on a gorgeous board they built themselves. -Grain

Whats Included in the kits:

  • Precision-cut frameset
  • Milled Paulownia top and bottom planks
  • All railstrips to build rails of your board
  • All internal blocking (nose, tail, hardware, etc)
  • Fin box(s)
  • Leash plug
  • Gore Tex vent
  • Bottle of Tite-Bond III and a cartridge of Fixtech
  • Epoxy resin and hardener
  • Fiberglass cloth
  • Disposable gloves
  • Epoxy mixing buckets
  • Plastic squeegees
  • A 200 page instruction manual that walks you though each step of the process

You will also need a few basic tools and consumables, see here for further details.

We will be shipping Grain Surfboard Kits in the New Year, so head over to our Grain Surfboard section to place an order for your kit today and be the first in line to receive your kit.

LAST CHANCE - 10% Off CLC Plans and Manual packages

Don't forget, this is your last opportunity to get 10% off all Chesapeake Light Craft plans and manual packages. Place your order before 13/12/19 for it to be on its way before our doors close for the year.

CLC's plans and manual packages make the perfect gift or 'stocking stuffer' for yourself or loved ones. If building from plans isn't their (or your) cup of tea and would prefer a kit, simply get in touch and quote the order number as well as this promotion and we will be happy to take the price of the manual off the order as well as a deal on the kit.

All Chesapeake Light Craft plans packages are 10% off until midnight 31/12/2019, use the coupon code 10CLCPLAN  to take advantage of this offer.

*Offer valid till midnight 31/12/19. Only applicable to Chesapeake Light Craft designs. Delivery on or before 23/12/12 is not guaranteed.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support throughout 2019 and to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Please note; Denman Marine will be closed for the Christmas period starting December 20 2019, and re-opening January 13 2020.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at any time via our contact form to discuss your next boat or project.

Please note, all prices listed above are in Australian Dollars and include GST.



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