Building a paddleboard at home is much easier using a fishbone kit. The 1/4″ plywood fishbone frames are CNC cut and numbered & press fit together. Fishbone kits are simply lighter and more accurate than is possible building with plans. A PDF copy of the outline file is emailed for placing fins so you do not need to purchase plans. Overseas customers must email before buying for correct shipping amount.
Due to demand CNC orders currently take 1-3 weeks to fulfill.
Sliver's SUP kits start as exact copies of one the industries best foam boards before being optimized for wood construction. Our building style allows us to copy even very complex organic shapes without having to make any compromises. The process starts by taking a bunch of very precise measurements with a series of digital measuring devices.
The measurements are used to create an exact 3D model of the original foam board. The model is then digitally sliced to create the outlines for our internal frames and is the starting point for our fishbone kits.
2D slices are optimized for hollow wood construction by removing the outer skin's thickness before lightening holes and intersecting notches are added to complete the fishbone frame.
Our in house CNC machine handles the final step of cutting out the fishbone kits. This unique orchestration of technologies, combined with traditional wooden boat building techniques, ensures our boards perform as well in the water as they look on the beach!
The beauty of a wood board makes it easy to forget you're paddling the most environmentally responsible paddle board on the market.