Shell Boats LLC
561 Polly Hubbard Road
St Albans, Vermont 05478
Phone/Fax: 802-524-9645
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Ahoy There Mateys!

Thank you for your interest in Shell Boat Kits. We hope you will enjoy browsing through our web presentation. If any questions remain please Request Our Complete Sailboat Catalog or feel free to give us a call. Although we use e-mail (, for quickest response you may call us any day of the week from 8 am to 8 pm.

click for more Schooner 18c infoNow available: Schooner 21
Based on our Schooner 18c, this boat has all the same wonderful qualities, with almost 50% more volume. It can handle motors up to 10 hp, and can be towed by any car you can reasonably put a trailer hitch on. In the cabin there is sit up headroom for four and comfortable sleeping for two. The cockpit can easily accommodate six. There's room in the cabin for a small cook stove, porta-pottie, and lots of gear. Sailing speeds of 7+ knots can be expected.
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Within these pages you will surely find the boat of your dreams, offered to you in affordable options: SAILBOAT KITS, ROW BOAT KITS, FINISHED BOATS, or BOAT PLANS. We are especially proud of our customers, who through the thirty years we've been in business, have built over 900 Shell Boat sailboat kits. Many of our customers have enjoyed building these boats with younger family members, further helping to pass on from one generation to the next the traditions and legacy of boating. Our boats are sailed the world over and it warms our hearts to know how universal is the love of sailing!

Boat Our intention has always been to provide our customers with safe boat kits for use on the many bays, lakes and rivers available for exploration, relaxation, fishing, and good ol' family fun. Our car-toppable, or easily trailered, boat kits afford boating opportunities for today's situations and certainly make an outing which includes boating easier to accomplish. Our own six children have grown up with our boats, and you can be sure all of our designs have been thoroughly family tested! Improvements made over the years reflect our determination to build our sailboat kits and row boat kits with the utmost attention to safety, durability, and excellent sailing qualities.

We welcome your comments and greatly appreciate a photo of you and your finished boat. If you find yourself in beautiful Vermont please stop in for a visit to our shop as there is almost always something interesting being built, and we enjoy meeting our clients.

Fair Winds,

Fred Shell

The Shell Boats Demonstration Video (DVD format) is available for $20.00, post paid. The next best thing to sailing one, you'll view boats under construction and sailing under various conditions, accompanied by amatuer acoustic guitar. Such a deal for this 100 minute low-budget extravaganza!

And our complete catalog of boat designs can be ordered for $5.00.

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