Monday, January 27, 2014

The Balmain Boat Company

The Balmain Boat Company is a small family business based in Australia. They launched in the US this past summer. The Balmain Boat Company creates flat-packed, DIY rowboats and sailboats, because they believe that anyone can build a boat!

Each kit includes all of the essentials (detailed plans and informative construction notes, precision-cut plywood, nails, screws, etc) plus the Balmain product pages tell you what paints, oars, life jackets, covers, etc they recommend (specific to whether you are in the US or Australia. 

They currently offer three kits: classic rowboat kit, sailboat kit, and the pilot

Go from this

DIY rowboat
 or this...
DIY sailboat
DIY sailboat
Leapin Frog, the first Balmain boat built in the US
The Pilot
The Pilot holds up to 6 passengers!
Earlier this month The Balmain Boat Company did a shoot using "The Pilot," their newest boat kit. In the video you meet Eve and Mick, who built the first Pilot in Sydney, Australia. Here is the video of the boat in action:

Nic, one of the co-founders, actually grew up in Ohio but has been living in Australia for the past 10 years. I had to include this nautical photo of Nicole with one of the boats:


  1. That is awesome! I totally want one!!

    1. Summer project? I would love to do this with nephews when they are a bit older!

  2. Awesome! Thank you for sharing.


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