Contessas: jeremy rogers set up as a traditional wooden boatbuilder in 1961, and in 1966 built the first contessa 26 in grp for the designer, david sadler.. Wooden boat building is easy and inexpensive with wooden boat kits. from row boats and kayaks to sailing cruisers, boat to be proud of. Boat plan pricelist, plywood boats dudley dix yacht design. plywood designs click on design names for more info.