PT Watercraft offers highly developed dinghy kits for unique designs that are efficient, functional, modern & attractive.



Our boats are built from plywood and epoxy; our favorite boatbuilding materials. There are four main reasons for this:

Weight, Longevity, Ease of construction, & Minimal cost & waste.

One would have to use materials such as carbon fiber and honeycomb to produce a boat that weighed less, and these materials would only beat wood / epoxy in one of the four factors mentioned above.

Our vision with our kits is to provide an extremely well thought out package and the resulting boats are modern and smartly engineered to be tough, attractive and perform well over a long life of use. We are boaters ourselves and have high expectations of the boats we develop.

Our manuals are as much about the technology as they are about building the boats. Boatbuilding with wood and epoxy is not hard, but it is a science, and to build a lightweight boat that is both strong and long lasting, one must understand the materials.  

On these pages, you will also find original kit options and accessories;

There is a lot to explore here with specific information and reviews, videos and photo albums, brochures, blogs and Question & Answer pages, and links to associated local businesses and events. Welcome aboard.

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PT Watercraft offers kits for new and unique boat designs that are efficient, functional, modern & attractive.

Our focus is on creating boats that answer the needs of serious cruisers, weekend camp cruisers and environmentally conscious boaters, sail and motor. Featuring: the fuel efficient 18.5ft center console , PT Skiff, Russell Brown’s modern performance nesting dinghy series, carbon marine hardware, water tight hatch kits, hatch toggles or ‘turn dogs’, adjustable wind shields, dinghy rigs, sails, dinghy foil kits, original PTW stainless steel connective hardware, stitch & glue and epoxy instructional books, etc...

R&D by Russell J. Brown with various design collaborations with Paul Bieker and Eric Jolley of Bieker Boats, Jim Franken of Franken Design, Brandon Davis of Turn Point Design, Paul Zeusche of Townsend Bay Marine, Sean Rankins of NW Sails. Special thanks to our honorary consultants, John Marples, Dick Newick, Jim Brown, Brian Clark, Tom George, Sandy Goodall, John Harris, Alex Spear, Tim Nolan, Meade Gougeon, Ted Pike, Chris Grace. Wood for our kits comes from Edensaw in Port Townsend, WA. Our preferred epoxy is WEST SYSTEM  from Gougeon Brothers. Lots of great stuff we use comes from FISHERIES SUPPLY in Seattle. Publicity thanks to Wooden Boat, Professional Boat Builder, Small Craft Advisor, Epoxy Works, and our customers!..+

PT Watercraft specializes in modern stitch & glue dinghy kits. We have worked extensively to develop innovative, high performance designs that translate well into premium quality boat kits for the home boat builder. We also offer accessories for small boats and instructional books.


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PT Eleven (11ft) nesting dinghy 
Designed to be a lightweight, space efficient,fun-to-use, and yet seriously utilitarian dinghy with sailing option.PT11Home.html
PT Spear dinghy. 
The sister in hull shape and performance to the PT 11 without the 2-part nesting. A good choice if storage space is not an issue.PT11_Spear.html

Learn about our kits;and how to get one by clicking on the pictures below. PT 11, PT Spear,

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