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Class Globe 5.80 Kit

 B&B is a proud partner of the Class Globe 5.80 organization and is the designer of the KIT for the Globe 5.80 sailboat designed by Janusz Maderski for the Globe 5.80 one design class. Read all about the class on their website

Here are some pictures from the first kit produced in the USA which was Hull #30. 

For more information you should visit the Globe 5.80 website and their facebook group. They also have a Builders Group and their own Forum

The video below describes every part in the boat and the assembly procedure as well as gives a very detailed idea of what is included in the kit. You should watch this entire video before deciding to purchase a kit. If you are interested in purchasing a kit for the boat you will first need to purchase a set of plans and attain an official hull number.

Please make sure you read all of the documentation provided for the class. We are not in charge of the class and likely do not know the answer to you class related questions but we did develop the kit for the boat and are happy to answer any questions about the assembly and construction of the kit or will help you find the answer! This is NOT a stitch and glue boat kit like many of our designs. Instead this build uses long standing "plank on frame" construction techniques with plywood for planking. The interior of the boat is not "filleted and taped" like a stitch and glue boat however the exterior is reinforced with fiberglass for strength. 

Kit Options: See below for details

CNC cut 9mm Plywood kit: $4,680.00
Solid Timber Framing*: $1,100
Epoxy  $1,260
Epoxy Thickener $115
Fiberglass Package for 9mm hull: $700

*still requires additional non-cnc cut solid timber, see below.

NEW: Click here to read through the Recently asked and answered questions about the 5.80 Kit (last updated 7/14/2020)

Additional options coming soon....
-Pre-Cut White oak keel timbers and mast support posts/beams.
-All additional timber required (this will be available for pickup only)
-CNC cut Polycarbonate portlights with pre-drilled/countersunk fastening holes.
-CNC cut laminated wood rudder ready for glassing/finishing.


Kit Deposit: $2,340.00 CLICK HERE or scroll to bottom
We require a 50% deposit for the kit. We will provide an estimated ship date when you place your deposit. The balance of your kit and any additional options will be due when the kit is complete and ready to ship. Payments can be made by CC but we prefer check. Please see our available options below.

Shipping time:  3-4 weeks typically
Typical production time for a kit of this size is 3-4 weeks depending on material stock. You can of course also pick-up your kit at our workshop. We have a tractor and can load the crate into a trailer or pickup truck for your convenience. 

CNC Cut Plywood: $4,680.00   (includes deposit)

smaller-ply-sheets.jpgThe kit relies on the accuracy of the cnc cut plywood parts and this is the most basic kit option. These parts are cut from 25 sheets of 9mm Okume Marine Plywood as required by the class association. If you purchase only the plywood components you will need to source your own solid timber framing and manually cut them. As an alternative to the CNC cut Timber parts, we can provide cnc cut plywood door-skin templates to use for the assembly of frames B, C, D and E which are "open" frames as well as templates for the deck beams for an additional $300. These frames can also be built simply from the dimensions on the plans. 

CNC Cut Solid Timber Framing, Deck Beams, and Stem: $1,100 
milled-timbe.jpgCut from 5/4" thick Clear Southern Yellow Pine Boards these parts are all numbered and planed to final thickness. Parts are left "in the board" with bridges for ease of transport and are knocked out and bridges removed before assembly. 

Note: Additional Timber is required that is not included in this option.
-Oak timbers for keel floors and mast support posts (price TBD)
-Additional Pine boards for ripping to make hull stringers and battens (price TBD)


Epoxy  $1,260
Estimate of 21gal based on hull surface area and required glass thickness
Cabosil Thickener $115
6 lbs of our cabosil and wood flour blend used to thicken epoxy for gap filling, laminating and structural gluing

--------Additional kit options to be determined--------------
-Fiberglass Pack
-All additional timber required
-CNC cut Poly carbonate port-lights
-CNC shaped Rudder from solid laminated timber. 
-Pre-assembled hull (planked, glassed, primed and flipped) you take it from there. 


Shipping Estimate: (contact for an estimate to your zipcode)

Plywood Shipping Crate: 8' x 4' x 12"  ~750lbs
Solid Timber Shipping Bundle: 8' x 20" x 8" ~350lbs
Epoxy Shipping boxes: 12x12x12 (4 gal per box) 40lbs per box. 6 boxes
Epoxy Thickener boxes: 12x12x12 x 2 boxes

Total Weight: ~1500lbs for plywood, timber and epoxy

Shipping Estimates below include full value insurance, private residence delivery and liftgate fees. Prices subject to change at any time. Actual shipping cost is determined at time of shipping based on the actual weight of the crate. 

Los Angeles, CA- $1100
Michigan - $800
Florida - $800
Maine - $900

Cheaper options are available for service center pickup or business/loading dock shipping address delivery locations. Private residence and Lift gate fees are $90 each (you need this if not delivering to a loading dock). If you have a full size pickup truck and can collect the crate at the shipping center near you you can save $180 on the below estimates.


  • 50% Globe 5.80 Kit Deposit

    50% Globe 5.80 Kit Deposit

    Get on the production list for your Globe 5.80 Kit with this deposit.  Contact us for a shipping estimate or any questions.