Most people purchase a sea kayak with dreams of relaxed evening paddles on their local water. The reality is that after a season of use most boats will be hanging on a garage wall collecting dust. Its not that the dreams faded or plans changed, it’s that the reality of loading, unloading and moving the boat overwhelms the paddler and paddling becomes a chore.
Production kayaks, either plastic or fiberglass, weigh a lot. A rotomolded sea kayak can weigh 60 pounds or more. The dreams of that evening paddle at your local lake never included the need to dead-lift 60 pounds on and off a car roof!
Our boats are different. Combining ancient construction methods with computer aided design and high-tech materials we create boats that are some of the lightest and fastest sea kayaks available, and at less than ½ the weight of a production boat, even the smallest person can maneuver them with ease.
Our boats weigh less than half of a fiberglass or rotomolded plastic boat. Their light weight makes them faster to paddle and easier to load and unload. You spend less time struggling and more time enjoying.
The underlying focus of all our boats is speed. Its my belief that speed combined with stability creates the easiest boats to paddle. A weekend camping trip or an afternoon paddle, the easier paddling boat will be the more enjoyable boat.
Combining light weight with easy paddling and high levels of stability creates a boat that is just a joy to paddle. Whether its surfing a wave, paddling to an island or enjoying an evening on the water, our boats are designed to be fun.
Our guided tours in mid-coast Maine will let you experience the joys of paddling in one of the worlds most beautiful locations. All trips use boats that have been custom designed for Maine waters. They're both tough and light, which makes getting them onto the water almost as enjoyable as paddling them.
Want to build a skin boat but hesitant to tackle a project like that on your own? Our boat building classes will have you on the water in a week. We'll also provide the necessary instruction so you can safely paddle your boat when you get it home.
Whether it's one of our ePlans, frame only sea kayak kits or a complete package, we make building a boat easy.
My goal has always been to promote the building and paddling of skin on frame boats. To that end, I've decided to offer the plans to all my models free. Simply choose the design then go to the store to download the full ePlan, including our building manual.