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 Site Last Updated  21/07/2014 

Welcome to
STANLEY SmallCraft

Low Cost DIY Boat Building Plans or Plywood Dinghy & Canoe Kits
Part Built Dinghies & Canoes or Complete Custom Built Boats
from our own, original range of boats designed and developed by us.
We also repair wood or plywood boats and offer boat building courses at our workshops or yours.

Here's what we do - mostly
(Click on links below to go to those pages)

           DIY Dinghy Plans                                   DIY Canoe Plans


 Part Built Boats                                   Complete Boats

!!Completed Dinghies & Canoes, Sale Now On!!
Massive saving on Winchelsea 2.2
Ends June 30th 2014

To celebrate 20 years of selling our plans
we are offering any design at one reduced price!
All email plans £10 each, CD plans £12 each and large sheet paper plans £20 each.

Kit Prices Now Include Delivery

 A DIY build of our Rother 2.5 "Mini Gaffer"

Messing about in small boats is a lot of fun.
Building your own boat to mess about in is even more rewarding.
Try one of our original DIY  designs for your first or next build.
We will not only sell plans, kits and boats but we are available to help and advise
before and after you buy - as much as you need.

All our designs are original designs to be built in plywood and epoxy either Stitch & Tape or Clinker Ply. 
They are designed and developed by us to make it easier for our DIY builders to build their boat. 
Our aim is to keep our costs low so we can pass that on to our customers.
We supply easy to follow plans, easy to build standard or custom cut kits and quality built boats with a personal service at low prices.
Our business has grown due to that and we strive to keep that going.

Choose from a range original dinghy and canoe designs in various sizes from 6' - 16' (1.8m - 4.9m).
More are on the drawing board.
Plans can be sent  PDF A4 files via email or through the post on a CD or some, as large scale (A1 & A2) paper drawings*.

*Limited to most popular designs at present.

Canoe/Dinghy Building Courses

We offer Canoe & Dinghy building courses
Build your boat with us.
You come to us or we come to you.
Click here for more details.

Custom Cutting

If you like one of our designs and it is not available as a kit, we will still cut it for you.
You can have it hand cut by us or CNC cut by
Sound CNC in Plymouth.
Contact us for details & prices.

Epoxy Materials

We sell epoxy separately or in packs based on all our designs which provides you with enough epoxy to build the basic hull with all seats and trim etc fitted.


Oars, rowlocks, hardware, outboards - electric or petrol.
If we don't have it we can normally get it.

We can supply you with all you need to build a small boat or canoe
from the DIY Plans, plywood (kit) and the epoxy materials to stick it all together.
Then you paint, varnish and add finishing touches to make it look great.
Plus, unlimited email, text or phone help while you build.
Not just the plans. We also sell Kits, Part Built, Complete Boats and Repairs to existing boats.
If you don't see what you are looking for, 
email us and we will do our best to get it for you
or point you in the right direction.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our website.
You can also visit our small workshop at Uppingham, Rutland.

(Please contact to arrange visit as we are sometimes working elsewhere).

We also offer a cutting service for any of our designs.

New Boat Building Manuals are ready and on sale now.

To keep our costs down, we use PayPal systems to process payments.
It is a very secure system and we never get your card details, just sale notification and the address to send to.
All major debit/credit cards accepted
or pay through your PayPal account if you have one.
You do not need a PayPal account or have to sign up for one to use this system and its free to use. Any charges are paid by us.

Sorry, we are currently unable to take payments over the phone but
we can
 accept e-invoice payments, cheques, postal orders and bank transfers as offline payment options.
Thank you for your business.

If you want to view a boat or come and see us, please contact us to arrange it.

Workshop address

Unit 11 Siding Place, Station Road Trading Estate
Station Road
LE15 9TX


All pictures are of boats built by DIY builders from our plans or kits.

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