If you’re an adventurous soul who dreams of gliding effortlessly across the water in your very own custom-built wooden boat, look no further. Welcome to Shearwater Kayaks, where we provide plans and kits that will allow you to create your very own masterpiece.
Craft Your Perfect Boat
Our boats are designed with simplicity in mind, using the stitch and glue plywood method. This construction technique allows you to easily create a durable and stunning vessel. And if you’re looking to add a personal touch, our cedar strip decks are the perfect way to make your kayak truly one-of-a-kind.
The Joy of Building
Building your own kayak is a truly rewarding experience that allows you to connect with your craft in a unique way. With our detailed instruction book accompanying each plan, you’ll have a step-by-step guide to help bring your vision to life. Feel the immense satisfaction that comes from creating something with your own hands and let your creativity flow.
Merganser: Fun and Comfort Combined
Imagine gliding through calm waters, feeling a sense of stability and comfort beneath you. The Merganser kayak is designed to provide just that. Its unique flared sides offer enhanced righting force, ensuring stability even when the boat is tipped. With excellent tracking and maneuverability, the Merganser is perfect for both beginners and experienced paddlers. Plus, it offers ample storage space for all your adventures, whether it’s a picnic on the water or an overnight camping trip.
Baidarka: A Glimpse into the Past
For those who appreciate the timeless beauty of ancient kayaks, the Baidarka is a true masterpiece. Inspired by the Aleutian kayaks, this boat combines historical authenticity with modern comfort. The distinctive bifid bow, typical of Aleutian Eskimo hunting kayaks, adds a touch of elegance. With its long waterline length and multi-chine hull, the Baidarka offers excellent speed and handles rough waters with ease. Experience the thrill of paddling a piece of history.
Widgeon: A Compact Adventure
Looking for a smaller kayak that still packs a punch? The Widgeon is the perfect companion for sheltered waters. Its lightweight design makes it easy to paddle and carry, while its maneuverability allows you to explore even the tightest spots. Don’t let its size fool you – the Widgeon is all about big adventures in a small package.
Eider: Versatility at Its Best
The open cockpit Eider kayak is the epitome of versatility. Whether you’re paddling solo or with a partner, this boat is equipped to handle it all. Take her out to explore tranquil lakes and picturesque bays, perfect for photography, fishing, or simply enjoying some quiet time in nature. And if you want to bring along a loved one or a furry friend, there’s plenty of room for them too.
Double Eider: Twice the Thrill
For those who prefer to paddle in pairs, the Double Eider is a dream come true. This compact double kayak combines nimbleness with speed, offering an exhilarating experience on the water. The two separate cockpits allow you and your paddling partner to set your own pace, while the boat’s seaworthiness ensures a safe journey. Whether you’re embarking on a day trip or a weekend adventure, the Double Eider is ready for action.
Double Baidarka: Conquer New Horizons
Looking for the ultimate expedition kayak? The Double Baidarka is here to answer the call. With its unique design and extended waterline length, this kayak is built for speed and stability. No matter the conditions, the Double Baidarka will keep you dry and in control. Three compartments provide ample storage space for all your gear, so you can embark on daring expeditions with confidence.
Now that you’ve discovered the beauty and versatility of Shearwater Kayaks, it’s time to embark on your own aquatic adventure. Build your dream boat and let the waves carry you to new horizons. Visit UpStreamPaddle to get started on your journey today.