At Friendship Kayak we specialize in ultralight skin-on-frame canoes and kayaks . We combine ancient construction methods with computer aided design and high-tech materials to create boats that are the lightest, fastest and most fun you can have on the water. Whether you want to build a skin on frame boat yourself with one of our sea kayak kits or with our instruction or you just want to experience the joy of paddling one of our boats in mid-coast Maine, we hope you'll take the time to see what we offer.
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.
Whether it's one of our ePlans, frame only sea kayak kits or a complete package, we make building a boat easy.
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.
Interested in building a skin-on-frame kayak, but not ready to pull the trigger. Our guided tours in mid-coast Maine will let you experience the joys of paddling our boats in one of the worlds most beautiful locations.