Get FREE Shipping!
For a limited time we are offering free shipping on orders of eligible merchandise* over $150. Plans, paddles, varnish, paint--even hefty epoxy kits qualify. Stock up for your next boatbuilding project now while the freight is free! Limited to the contiguous 48 states.
*Boat kits, trailer kits, sculling oars, SUP paddles, drop-in rowing units, kayak and small boat dollies, rubrails, lumber, plywood, and other oversized items are not eligible for free shipping.
Shipping rates for the contiguous 48 states of the USA
Shipping rates on most of our supplies and accessories are determined by the Standard Merchandise rate table below. Boat kits & plans, plywood, trailer kits, rowing units, oars, dollies, and some other items have individual shipping rates, which are listed in the Flat-Rate Shipping table.
|$0.00 - $30.00||$6.00|
|$30.01 - $60.00||$9.00|
|$60.01 - $90.00||$12.00|
|$90.01 - $125.00||$14.00|
|$125.01 - $175.00||$16.00|
|$175.01 - $225.00||$18.00|
|$225.01 - $274.99||$20.00|
|$275.00 - $1000.00||$22.00|
| ALL BOAT PLANS
| BOAT KITS & OVERSIZED ITEMS
| All Single Kayaks, Sassafras 12, Eastport Prams, Oxford Shell, Mill Creeks,
Wood Duck Double, and San O & Kaholo Paddleboards
|$99 to 129|
|Grain Surfboard Kits - Leaf, Waka, Wherry, Seed, and Sapling||$50|
|Grain Surfboard Kits - Root and Waterlog||$175
|"Forms Only" kits for Strip-planked boats & Independence R/C Model Kit||$35
|Wood Duckling 8||$45
|"Forms & Strongback Only" kits for Strip-planked Boats||$65|
|All Tandem Kayaks, microBootlegger, Jimmy Skiff, Skerry, NE Dory, Chester Yawl,
Passagemakers, Annapolis Wherries, Sassafras 16, and Peace Canoe
|$159 to 189|
|SAILING OPTIONS & KITS|
|Eastport Pram, Jimmy Skiff, Skerry, NE Dory,
and Passagemaker Sailing Component Kits
(a Sailing Component Kit will ship for just $60
when bundled with the Rowing Kit)
|$120 to 150
|CLC MKII SailRig Kits, Mill Creek Sailing Kits||Quote Required|
|OTHER OVERSIZED ITEMS|
|Kayak Rubrails (available only with kit purchase)||$10
|Greenland Paddles & Stand-Up Paddles||$20
|Kayak Dollies and Small Boat Dollies||$25
|Trailex Hand Dolly Kit||$55|
|Trailex Trailer Kits||$120
|Thule Xsporter Truck Racks||$60
|PocketShip Sailing Hardware Package||$39
| Marine Plywood: totalling 100 lbs or less, shipping to the Lower 48 states
($30 Delivery Area Surcharge may apply)
|$123 to 153|
|Marine Plywood: totalling more than 100 lbs||Quote Required|
|Marine Lumber, PocketShip Trailer Kit||Quote Required|
HOW WE SHIP BOAT KITS
Boat kits are bulky. The packaging varies from one boat to the next, but most comprise one or two large cartons the shape and size of an eight-foot-tall door, accompanied by one or two smaller boxes with your epoxy kit and peripherals. The largest carton is rarely more than 60 pounds.
We use a freight company for kit shipping. In most cases, a UPS-sized step-truck will pull up at your house to unload the boxes. We will email a tracking number so you can follow the progress of your kit as it departs our Annapolis, Maryland factory and crosses the country. The shipper will call the phone number you've provided to establish a drop-off time convenient for you.
Like the airlines, all freight companies from FedEx to UPS to AIT (our shipper) use a "hub" system to move freight efficiently. And, universally, they all add a surcharge to zip codes that are a certain distance from their freight hubs. From each boat kit page, you can type in your zip code to get a total shipping cost. If you're lucky enough to live in a more secluded neighborhood, having the kit shipped to your workplace or to a friend closer to a busy freight hub might eliminate the $30 surcharge.
Less bulky accessories ship via UPS, and ship free if they total over $150. Accessories will be shipped separately from your kit packages, so a boat kit and accessories may arrive at your home in several waves.
Orders of Marine Plywood totalling more than 100 lbs, Marine Lumber, Cedar Strips, Thule X-Sporter truck racks, and PocketShip Epoxy Packages will require a rate quote. You will be contacted with a shipping quote after your order has been received. You will never be charged until you have agreed to the shipping costs.
We ship overseas orders daily. We work with a variety of carriers to find the best rates for each shipment, whether it be a kit, plans, or any combination of merchandise.
When ordering online, you will be prompted to agree to shipping fees up to a certain amount during checkout. Often this will expedite order processing and shipment by eliminating unnecessary email exchanges about shipping costs. If the cost of shipping your order is within the amount you have agreed to, we can adjust your order and ship it right out without having to wait for your approval. Do not assume that you will be charged the full amount that you have agreed to; we will only charge you the fees appropriate to your shipment.
For example, most of our Plans & Manual sets weigh in around 3 lbs and can be shipped overseas for under $50. If you agree to shipping fees up to $50, we'll be able to process your order immediately. If the actual shipping charges exceed the amount you have agreed to, we will email you with the updated costs and await your approval before processing the order.
Andrea Thommesen tours Venice in her Chesapeake 16 LT, built from plans.