Canoe Building Workshop Courses available in Corby throughout 2019
We are normally able to arrange dates to suit your availability.
Please contact us for further information.



Build our attractive "Peasemarsh" canoe designed by us specifically for DIY novice builders. There are three size options (8’, 10' and 12').

Or you could build one of our other designs if you prefer. Details on request.


Prices are for up to two people each day to attend and build one canoe/dinghy. This includes all materials and use of any tools required to build the boat you will take home with you. If you want more than 2 people to attend, please contact us. There is a small extra charge of £25 per person but, too many people around the boat at any one time can cause problems.

There are two prices below for each boat which is for the Standard or Premier boat.

For the Standard boat we select a good quality marine plywood for you, more suited to a painted finish but can be varnished.

The Premier boat is built in a better quality, Lloyds registered, Gaboon or Okoume marine plywood that can be varnished.

Prices do not include accommodation, meals or transport which you will need to arrange but we can help with information about local facilities.


3 Day Workshops - Peasemarsh 8, 10 & 12

Prices for Canoe Building Workshops

Peasemarsh 8' 
Standard 3 days - £375.00*

Peasemarsh 10' 
Standard 3 days - £455.00
Premier 3 days - £565.00

Peasemarsh 12' 

Standard 3/4 days - £515.00

Premier 3/4 days - £625.00

If you have any questions, please contact us.

*Offer Details.
Buy a Peasemarsh 10 or 12 workshop course and for an extra £150 build the Peasemarsh 8 at the same time.
If you don't get time to work on it during your workshop time, we will help out.

Offer valid for courses booked in 2019

The course is structured to allow you to build your canoe from a kit,

building step by step but, in all cases, you will have a solid canoe

shape by the end of Day 1.

Courses are run for 3 or 4 and, time permitting, you will also be making a simple paddle and a yoke to use with your new canoe.


Whatever you choose, make sure it will fit on your car roof rack or trailer so you can take it away at the end of the last day.

There’s three sizes to choose from - 7’-10’ (2.4m), 10' (3.05) and 12'-6" (3.81m) in the Peasemarsh design or choose from any of our other canoe designs, there should be something for everyone.

We hold "flexible" canoe and dinghy building workshop sessions in Corby building the Peasemarsh 8, 10, or 12  canoe or our dinghy designs, at a time to suit you. Just let us us know the dates you want and we can normally arrange it. You just need to arrange your accomodation and food.

The Peasemarsh  14 and 16 canoes or larger dinghies can also be built but their size means we have to make sure we can fit them in with our other work at the time.

Our canoe building workshop sessions offer the opportunity to build one of our canoe designs, including a paddle in a relaxed atmosphere with as much help as you need. Dates and times are up to you.


Extra Days  -  We can offer 2 or 3 day preparation and paint sessions and these extra sessions are £55 per day and we supply the sanders and sandpaper etc.


   Alternatively, if you have the space to build, our course instructor can come to you.   

Contact us for details.  








Contact us for more details on the courses and how to book.


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