Beautiful Boat Kits, Ready to Build!
I am a teacher, boatbuilder, and boat kit maker specializing in rowboat and sailboat designs up to 20’. The kits are primarily available as CNC-precut, plywood kits and plans, but we also outfit home-builders with timber kits, epoxy, hardware, sails, masts & spars. My goal is to help people discover beautiful boats and new horizons for themselves as builders, boaters, craftsmen and humans. Boats change lives. To some they are holes in the water: to me, they are holes in the water in which we pour our souls and emerge changed in some way. Every boat in my portfolio is one I love very much and want very much for others to fall in love with one for themselves. Teaching is one outlet for my passion for boats. I am a full time boatbuilding instructor at The Landing School and, in summers, at The Wooden Boat School. I spend free time creating 3D computer models, boat plans, kits, and manuals, but I also build boats at my home shop in Portland, Maine. Whenever possible, I get out rowing and sailing on Casco Bay and around the coast of Maine.
Shop hours at my home are by appointment only. Please come visit us in person or keep up at our blog or Facebook.
The Landing School Graduate Class of 2006
This slideshow shows how it all got started on Deblois Street, Portland Maine