CNC cutting service

NEWS: From early 2024 plywood kit design and CNC cutting service for all of John Welsford designed boats will be available through Newyd marine

Following the experience on this project I am starting to offer a CNC cutting service and 2D template development to amateur boatbuilders.

I can digitize and nest existing boatplans and provide CNC cutting templates in AutoCAD. This applies to :
  • stitch and tape boat designs
  • clinker ply (ply lapstrake) designs
  • plank on stringer designs
I can typically offer nested frames and flat plank templates.

Here is an example of a CNC kit made for a John Welsford Pathfinder design (same as my boat "Astrid"):

High density nesting allow to save considerable amount of ply while having all the components precisely pre-cut allows to save tons of time .... and perhaps even marriages!

At the moment I can offer the service for the following designs:
  • SFD "Stornoway 9" design
  • SFD "Stornoway 12" design
  • SFD "Able" design
  • John Welsford "Pathfinder" design
  • Gavin Atkins "Light Trow"

CNC waterjet cutting is also an available service now; we can ship within Europe a complete flatpack kit for the design of your choice. This also applies to scaled half models of your current/future/dream boat!

This service is off course subject to the acquisition of a build licence from the boat designer or design owners.

Feel free to contact me for further information!


  1. Hi Lorenzo,

    I'm interested in your CNC templates, perhaps you could contact me? I bought the Pathfinder plans from Duckworks last year, and was thinking about digitising them as way of speeding up (and improving) the build when I saw your blog.

    Liam Elbourne.

  2. Hi Lorenzo,

    I'm still interested in your CNC files, if you could contact me on that would be great.


  3. I too am interested in the Pathfinder CNC templates
    Joe Cannon

  4. When will the Pathfinder CNC be ready? Very intested

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  6. Bonjour,
    j'ai lu votre blog avec plaisir et j'aimerais discuter d'un kit CNC de Pathfinder. Cela serait ma seconde construction après un Aber de François Vivier. J'habite à Vannes dans le Morbihan et le plan serait de sortir du golfe avec un bateau plus marin pour aller sur Houat et Hoedic avec ma famille de 5...
    je suis moignable au 0682225662 ou par mail
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    merci !
    Jean-Yves Collet

  7. Hello, I am interested in learning more about the CNC kit. I don't see a way to contact you, though. My email is Thank you.

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  9. Dear Sir, I would like to purchase yours CNC files for Pathfinder, could you please contact me.

    Best regards,

    1. Dear Natan, I am sorry I saw your message only very late. If still interested please PM me at lorenzo535 at
      Kind regards

  10. Would you contact me regarding your services for the JW Pathfinder. Regards

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  12. Hi Lorenzon,
    I'm interested in purchasing your kit, or if possible the 3d cad design files. please contact me, I'm just starting to plan my pathfinder build but like you I'm sold on the boat. Just need to figure out how to build it without destroying my marriage. lol.