Shell Boats LLC
561 Polly Hubbard Road
St Albans, Vermont 05478
Phone: 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 infoPlans now available: Schooner Cat
Featuring an enclosed cabin of about 50 square feet with generous head room and removable windows, the Schooner Cat sleeps two—and, at under 1200 lbs., can be easily towed and launched with most cars. The simple, efficient rig sets up and is ready to sail in five minutes while underway or at shore or dock. The boat comfortably sails 6-8 people all day, and has an enclosed head in the cabin.

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Within these pages you will surely find the boat of your dreams, offered to you in affordable options: SAILBOAT KITS 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, boats 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 produce kits and plans 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!

Visit our YouTube channel for more videos.

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

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