Custom small rowing, paddling, sailing boats. In wood.
Kayaks, tenders and power boats
We build boats up to about 18 feet in length. Kayaks, tenders, rowing boats, small sailing boats and even a power boat. Here are a few we’ve built, demonstrating the wide range of available craft. We’ll build pretty much anything that will fit in our shop and that we can get plans for.
Below is a skin-on-frame baidarka. This boat was built in the traditional Aleutian Island style. Sort of. It has no screws or glue; all joints are tied with “artificial sinew,” which is indistinguishable from dental floss. The frames and cockpit coamings were steam bent. The boat is covered with heat-shrunk polypropylene fabric. It makes a strong, flexible extremely light sports car of a kayak.