Commission your perfect, custom-built boat
Lightweight, beautiful and extremely strong; skin-on-frame combines traditional construction with the best modern materials.
Frames are hand built using rot-resistant woods, then covered in ballistic nylon which is saturated with a 2-part polyurethane. This creates a durable, abrasion-resistant and flexible skin that can withstand hard impacts and heavy seas.
I can build you a fully-customised, lightweight kayak; tailored to your size and paddling style.
Choose from a range of designs including the Cape Falcon-designed F1, as well a traditional Greenland Kayaks and Baidarkas.
Whether you’re looking for a super-light solo pack-canoe, or a full-size double (2 adults + gear), I can build what you need.
Canoes can be sized to nest inside each other (making it easier to store and transport them) and modified to take a sail.
Rowboats & Tenders
If rowing is more your thing, I can build a boat to suit your needs.
Get in touch to find out about my skin-on-frame version of the beautiful Adirondack Guideboat.
Commission a skin-on-frame boat to suit your needs
Looking for something different? I'm always happy to modify traditional boat designs to make use of the benefits of lightweight, strong skin-on-frame construction.
Thinking of a small, ultralight yacht tender or agile, car-topable rowboat/dingy? Get in touch to discuss your project.
"The kayak is amazing. The attention to detail and workmanship is outstanding. You can tell this kayak was made by a person who loves what they do. It's quick, surfs like a dream, handles more challenging conditions with ease. It doesn't weather cock in windy conditions and is really easy to manoeuvre.
Weighing half the weight of a plastic boat makes it easy to car top and carry to the water. If you've never tried one of these kayaks I recommend that you borrow Ant's demo boat and give it a go."