The Balmain Boat Company creates flat-packed, DIY rowboats and sailboats, because anyone, anywhere in the world can build a boat.
Our mission is to make parents and grandparents look like legends. Handmade by YOU, thanks to the Balmain Boat Company.
The Inspiration for The Balmain Boat Company
In 1900, an American named Joshua Slocum was the first person to sail alone around the world.
What he saw in Sydney is the inspiration for our boats.
In his book, "Sailing Alone Around the World," Slocum described a local boating culture where means and money were no factor in whether a person could take to the water of the most beautiful harbour in the world.
"Everybody owned a boat. If a boy in Australia has not the means to buy him a boat, he builds one, and it is usually one not to be ashamed of."
If you can hammer a nail, you can build a Balmain Boat.