Help us build a Venetian boat!

Help build a Venetian boat



A Classic Venetian Sandolo

Using traditional drawings acquired from a source in Venice, Straydog Boatworks of Mt Barker has created digital plans for a 2-person traditional Venetian sandolo. (See images below). From these digital plans, a kit for the boat will be made mainly out of marine ply. The kit will be assembled by volunteers under the guidance of an experienced wooden boat builder. A local non-profit boat building organization in Goolwa – Armfield Wooden Boats Inc. – has expressed interest in providing advice and mentoring to the group building the boat.

If you would like to DONATE towards the purchase of the boat kit (est. $10,000 in total for all materials including epoxies, jigs, royalties etc.), click here. All donors of $50 or more will also be offered lessons in Venetian rowing.

If you would like to volunteer to help build one of these boats – whether or not you are planning to participate in our Vogalonga – register your interest here. All those who help to build the boat will also be offered free lessons in how to row – Venetian-style – the boat you helped to build.

BELOW – Sample images of the digital plans for a Venetian sandolo.