Bellinger Family Build

Christmas 2014 saw Brian's Bellinger Canoe Plans and detailed instructions shipped off to another keen customer to begin a project with his two young sons. Namely, Adrian came to Drive Marine Services after seeing the Bellinger "16 canoes in 5 days" page on our website. Adrian was after a easy to build canoe that his sons could be involved in. After discussions with Dave, Adrian promptly bought the plans, detailed instructions and materials (except for plywood), to embark on his Bellinger build with his sons. Dave advised him to source Exterior Plywood from his local Hardware store to save on freight costs.

Adrian's Story Below

"During a 2 week period over Christmas 2014 I built a bellinger canoe with my 2 sons, at the recommendation of Dave from I wanted a project that was simple to follow and fun to build. The Bellinger most certainly was both of these things and more. We all learned a lot and the sense of satisfaction on launching was priceless, the boys telling all the other kids at the lake of their build. I ordered all items for the build through Dave, they arrived promptly, in the right quantities, and are great quality.
We have had a ball paddling the Bellinger. It take our family of 4 easily with camping gear and we've had a great time exploring the local waterways. Best of all the bellinger is light! I can easily lift it on and off the roof of my car by myself, making a quick evening paddle much more appealing than lugging heavy sea kayaks.
Thanks again for the recommendation Dave, we love the Bellinger."


More Information:

Click on the Below Image to Watch Channel Seven's Coverage on The Bellinger Build Program in late 2016!

canoes on channel 7

For More on the Bellinger Canoe watch any of the below videos:


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