How long will it take to build my boat?

Most kayak kits take about 45 hours to assemble, not including painting or varnishing time. We've gotten feedback on thousands of kits, and the average for kayaks from start to finish is about 80 hours of hands-on time. Our sailing and rowing craft have interiors to finish and thus take a little longer, 100-120 hours for boats like the Chester Yawl.