Here's the quick run-down on how the kits "process".
You place your order, pay in-full, including the $570 freight charge. Typically, within 24 hours from Brooklin, Maine, we will ship one box with plans, instructions, and some hardware bits. Then, in 3-6 weeks, the actual boat kit ships to you. If the freight is less than the initial freight charge, we will process a refund. Kits ship only within the continental USA.
These pre-cut kits are shipped from Maryland, in several large, and heavy boxes, which weigh about 100 lbs each. Box measurements are shown in the kit details on our site. You will need to be on-hand for delivery, and you'll want a minimum of two people. Don't count on the delivery driver to be your second person. Kits are typically delivered on big trucks, so if your delivery location is not easily accessible, you'll want to make that known to us when you order. Be aware, some delivery companies don't like rural driveways or congested suburbs, and may require you to pick-up at their terminal. That happens with a small percentage of shipments.