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The ZipKit is a ready-to-assemble boat kit based on Glen L. Witt's 1954 classic runabout hull design, "The Zip".
Comes with plans and instructions
Contains frames, planking, and building form
All parts precision-cut on CNC machinery
Tradition Meets Technology
Satisfy your inner craftsman with a project that requires both a skilled hand and traditional boat building knowledge.
why the zipkit?
The ZipKit goes beyond a simple stitch-and-glue project, bringing together art, science, and craftsmanship for a rewarding experience both on and off the water.
Because we want you to have the best possible quality, all of the hull components derive their geometry from our full-size 3D model of the Zip and all parts are processed on our state-of-the-art CNC machinery to ensure close precision.
Interlocking finger joints eliminate the need for scarf joints and give your craft superior strength, aesthetic appeal, and accuracy. Your finished craft will pack as much style as it does functionality.
Style: Classic Runabout
Size: 14’-4” / 5’-9” beam / 27" deep
Hull: Vee bottom, hard chine
Material: Plywood (6mm)
Joints: Interlocking fingers
Power: Short shaft outboard motor up to 40 HP