Welcome to the world of amateur boat building.

Dedicated to all those who delight in squandering a good part of their time (and a part,
possibly smaller, of their assets) playing with boats, building them, designing them,
studying them, or even just dreaming of them, and, possibly, from time to time, even
sailing on them.

  • Amateur Boatbuilders

    The company BCA-Demco Kit, founded in 1990 by Paolo Lodigiani, has been, since the early years of its activity, the major reference point in Italy for the world of wooden boat DIY enthusiasts. They are particularly addressed by the catalog of sail and motor boat plans from 2.20 to 11 m, which, in number and variety, is able to satisfy the needs of every aspiring builder. Those who cannot find the boat of their dreams in our catalog can contact us for a custom design or to request variations and modifications to the plans in the catalog: we will do our best to accommodate you, working closely with you. A complete summary of construction techniques and basic information useful to self-builders are set out on our technical information pages.

  • Enthusiasts

    For those who wish to delve deeper into the topic we also offer various books and handouts, the catalog of which you can find on the publications page. These are books published directly by us or to which we contributed. Alongside technical manual texts you will also find some books of a cultural nature, always linked to the world of boats and navigation. We are not only passionate about the more strictly technical aspects of boats, but also the historical, aesthetic, anthropological and even spiritual ones: a complex object like the boat requires a multidisciplinary approach and you will find proof of this "philosophy" of ours even by taking a look around the archive of our articles in which you will find, alongside technical considerations, also some digressions, reflections and comments.

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