Many Willow builders chose to build from our kits. Even with the cost of shipping the kit the final price of a boat built from plans approaches the cost of the complete kit. Access to materials and economy of scale are at work here. However, there are many reasons to build your Willow working from our plans. Some builders have materials left over from another project some want the pleasure of building a boat from a set of plans and a small stack of plywood. Also, Willow has been a popular boat in Canada New Zealand and Europe and it's just not affordable to ship kits overseas. Towards that end, our plans are very detailed. We send you a 9 page set of drawings with offsets for all the hull planks and full size drawings for many of the parts. We also include a 45 page building guide and of course you can always call or email with any questions.
Willow is 17’ 8” long with a beam of just under 23”.
The depth of the cockpit forward is 11 ½”, aft it’s 9 ½”.
The average weight is around 44 pounds.
The boat is suitable for paddlers from 130 to 250 pounds.