Build your own sailboat with Balmain’s DIY boating kit

Posted in Boats, Design, Travel
By Sam Bathe on 31 Jul 2013

While it might not be the yacht you’ve dreamt of cruising around the Caribbean in this summer, Balmain’s DIY Sailboat Kit is a pretty exciting weekend project to get you on the way. Including everything you need to make your very own sailboat, the kits comes with prepared wood, hardware, sealant, and glue, plus a sail, ropes, mast, boom, and gaff. For those who haven’t build a boat before (ie. you) there’s obviously a step-by-step guide in the box with detailed construction notes to walk you through each step of the process, you’ll just need a fairly well stocked toolbox, some aquatic paint and a fair amount of elbow grease. Maybe a lake nearby to take it out for a testdrive too. The DIY Sailboat Kit is for sale on the Balmain website for $2,899: http://store.balmainboatcompany.com/bbco-sailboat-kit/

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