Precut kits provide all the marine plywood parts of a boat, precision cut and delivered to you

Includes the strongback, molds, and other building jig materials

The plywood kit is the bread-and-butter of a Chase Small Craft kit. The CNC-precut, plywood saves a great deal of time. Based on averages across the kits, we figure a kit saves 25% in time, eliminating the labor-intensive cutting of nasty glue-filled plywood. The kit also takes out the inevitable making of mistakes while cutting, saving wasted time and plywood. Furthermore, a precut kit is more efficient than hand-cutting because the parts can be nested so tightly in the CNC machining process, saving another one to two sheets of plywood! A plywood kit is composed of all the plywood that goes into the hull, deck, and interior. It is cut by our CNC router, packaged on a pallet, and shipped right to you by freight. All marine plywood is the best available. Joubert or Bryunzeel certified BS1088 and Lloyds certified. The parts come tabbed into the plywood sheets. The rest of the plywood kit is composed of durable, flat, and stiff Advantech sheet material. The following parts are typically found in the plywood kits:

  • Precut planking out of 6mm or 9mm Okoume including a precut, interlocking NC scarf

  • Frames and bulkheads in 9mm and 12mm plywood

  • Utilizes the Tab-n-Lock system where appropriate

  • Tank tops, seats, and decking typically out of 3mm to 6mm Okoume

  • Strongback material from flat, stable, and tough Advantech 1/2", 5/8" or 3/4" thickness

  • Mylar Patterns for cutting and shaping solid wood parts

  • Plywood kit prices are found in the Store and include the plans package (available separately).

Shipping notice

Commercial freight shipping is to a business with a loading dock or fork truck that is open regular business hours and does not need a delivery appointment

Residential freight shipping is to a residence and includes a phone call from the shipper to make a delivery appointment during regular working hours (not weekends or holidays)

As a 4x8 pallet is too large for a liftgate trailer or a portable forktruck, the pallets must be broken open and unloaded sheet by sheet. The final leg of the delivery is often done by an independent contractor. We have found the truckers to be consistently helpful and cooperative, but they are not obligated to manually unload the truck (or carry the parts to your garage). Treat them well, it’s not an easy job.