Row, row, row & build your own BBCo Pilot Kit boat


If you’re serious about DIY, this surely has to be the ultimate project and even better, you’ll be rewarded with many fun hours spent on the water basking in all its DIY glory!


My husband was nothing short of agog when I first showed him the sublime BBCo Pilot Kit from The Balmain Boat Company, while I silently cursed the fact that we don’t live close to water as this is absolutely the kind of project he’d love to spend hours on whiling away in the shed.


The BBCo Pilot Kit includes detailed plans, precision cut plywood, screws, nails, rowlocks, epoxy glue,glue preparation materials, Sikaflex premium marine adhesive and disposable gloves. You do need a few tools and other materials that aren’t included in the kit which are listed on the BBCo Pilot Kit product page. Oars are available separately priced from $169.


This is one flat pack kit that’s not for the faint-hearted – you can expect to spend a hundred hours (as a general guide) from start to finish on building your dream boat, but just imagine the storytelling that could occur in that time! It’s worth noting that The Balmain Boat Company have a fantastic FAQ section that will answer many of your burgeoning boat building and ownership questions!


The BBCo Pilot Kit boat is priced $4999 and available from The Balmain Boat Company.

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