I had to giggle at the mantra of The Balmain Boat Company; Our mission is to make parents and grandparents look like legends. It’s absolutely true! Bring home one of these incredible DIY boat kits and your kid will idolise you for years to come. Give them an unforgettable experience by making a real boat with them!
They can make like Max and sail over a year and into a day in their very own boat. There are four designs to choose from at The Balmian Boat Company; the Classic Boat ($1599), Kid Classic Boat ($650 – or $799 assembled) and a beautiful Sailboat (below – $2490).
If you can hammer a nail and ice a cake, then you can build a Balmain Boat – even the least handy of us all can look like a genius with these easy-to-assemble boat kits. Inspired by the first person to sail alone around the world – American Joshua Slocum – they’re made in the spirit of old Sydney boating culture, transcending the issue of money when taking to Sydney’s beautiful waters. Considering you couldn’t buy a decent boat for lots more than they charge, it’s a very fair call.
See the Balmain Boat Company website for more tidbits of information – the boats come flatpacked, ready for assembly by you and your clan.