SKIN-ON-FRAME BOATS

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.

Kayaks

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.

Open Canoes

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 somthing 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."

PAUL C. F1 KAYAK CUSTOMER

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Underfall Yard,

Cumberland Road,

Bristol,

BS1 6XG
 

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