THIS IS NO TOY. Designed by
one of New Zealand's best boat builders Paul Stock, the Kitboat
420 is a professional 4.2 metre boat, with components pre-finished
to yacht standard. It can carry four people, take oars or a motor
and has a flat bottom to suit roof racks or standard trailers.
has designed the 420 in BS1088 quality marine grade plywood and
with all components pre-cut to exact tolerances, what you get
at the end is a beautiful professional looking and seaworthy vessel
that you can customise to your own finish.
The Kitboat 420 is designed to
work perfectly as a family, fishing or commercial vessel and is
extremely easy to assemble. Apart from a standard battery drill/driver
and some saw horses, the kit includes everything you'll need to
complete the project in just a few days. And all for the low cost
8 June 2004 Update, Kitboat
420 was awarded the New Zealand Boat Show judges special award
for design excellence and application, - a new product that
uses modern technology to enable people to build their own boats
easily and get out on the water.
new release Kitboat 420 4.2m long kit set plywood multi purpose
row or motor vessel was launched at 2004 Sanctuary Cove International
Boat Show in Australia and at 2004 Auckland Boat Show to an incredible
reception. The on stand boatbuilding at each show was very popular
and a Kitboat 420 boat was built at each boat show.
The Kitboat 420 is easy, simple and really good
fun to make, and the finished product should be undistinguishable
from a professionally built boat as all the components are pre
vessel has 2 special lock together systems that take the guesswork
and uncertainty out of the boat building; in fact the process
is similar to making a desk or bookshelf (but with better instructions)
- all the cutting and fitting is pre done. The vessel is also
suitable as a commercial vessel for a variety of uses.
Almost anyone can build the exciting new Kitboat
420, a high quality general purpose useful true kit set boat.
- Build it yourself in a long weekend
- New systems will be revealed at Sanctuary
- Kitboat 420 can be put on a roofrack
the "right way up" and has a flat bottom
- 50 cnc computer cut plywood components
require gluing together
- Full instructions come with it
- Construction is BS 1088 marine grade
- Power can range from oars to 8hp, and
she can carry 4 people safely
- The glue is high strength epoxy glue
(provided) and everything you need to build the boat is included
(except battery drill and saw horses)
- all components are cnc cut to exact
tolerances and the finished vessel will be a professional looking
||Comes in a flat pack, 2.4 x 1.1 x .1 weight
approx 80kg, everything included, except Battery drill and
2 x saw horses.
|The side and bottom panels are glued using
a unique dovetail lock together system that ensures that the
panels are aligned correctly. Full instructions are provided.
||The main assemblies are glued in day 1.
The bottom panel is assembled and allowed to cure...
|...next day, the bulkheads, stern
and stem can be set up and glued onto the bottom panel
||The sides are glued on and are aligned
initially using special location points (3 per side) and threaded
machine screws. The bottom edge of boat sides is glued on
|The stem and transom are glued and
the seats installed to complete the vessel ready to seal/paint.
Total time approx 20 hours for 2 people.