The recreational kayaks that get used the most are the ones that are easy to throw in the water and just...go.  No fancy gear, no need for spray skirts in most conditions, no worries about stability.  Our recreational kayak collection emphasizes ultra-light weight for impulsive cartopping and launching, and big cockpits for easy in-and-out on the beach or at the dock. 

Wood Duck 10

Wood Duck 10

Beautiful, easy to use recreational kayaks - Here we have two beautiful little kayaks designed for just about everyone to enjoy on the water.  With big cockpits and ample stability, the emphasis is on comfort.  But these boats really...

Kits from $1075.00
Plans from $99.00

Wood Duck 12

Wood Duck 12

  Beautiful, easy to use recreational kayaks - Here we have two beautiful little kayaks designed for just about everyone to enjoy on the water.  With big cockpits and ample stability, the emphasis is on comfort.  But these boats...

Kits from $1059.00
Plans from $99.00

Wood Duck 10 Hybrid

Wood Duck 10 Hybrid

The Wood Duck 10 Hybrid substitutes cedar strips for the standard plywood deck, while the stitch-and-glue hull and underbody is identical to the standard version.  Thus it's a "hybrid" of a strip-planking and stitch-and-glue building...

Kits from $1225.00
Plans from $99.00

Wood Duck 12 Hybrid

Wood Duck 12 Hybrid

The Wood Duck 12 Hybrid substitutes cedar strips for the standard plywood deck, while the stitch-and-glue hull and underbody is identical to the standard version.  Thus it's a "hybrid" of a strip-planking and stitch-and-glue building...

Kits from $1299.00
Plans from $99.00

Mill Creek 13

Mill Creek 13

Ever since WoodenBoat Magazine featured the Mill Creek 13 in a two-issue spread in 1997, the Mill Creek models have been built in the thousands. And why not? They look good, they're easy to build, and even though they are more stable than most...

Kits from $1075.00
Plans from $69.00

Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid

Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid

The Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid differs from the original in that a cedar-strip deck is substituted for the standard okoume plywood deck.  It's a "hybrid" because it combines a stitch-and-glue hull with a cedar-strip deck. We've been seeing Mill...

from $1347.50

Mill Creek 16.5

Mill Creek 16.5

Ever since WoodenBoat Magazine featured the Mill Creek 13 in a two-issue spread in 1997, the Mill Creek models have been built in the thousands. And why not? They look good, they're easy to build, and even though they are more stable than most...

Kits from $1225.00
Plans from $69.00

Nymph Canoe

Nymph Canoe

"It is wonderful how few pounds of cedar, rightly modeled and properly put together, it takes to float a man.” So wrote J. Henry Rushton in the late 19th century. Rushton was a canoe builder who helped promote a class of ultra-light sporting...

Kits from $1209.00
Plans from $90.00

Wood Duckling 8

Wood Duckling 8

Kayaks for kids are tough.  On one hand, kids have great balance and are naturally athletic, and they take to kayaks like ducks.  So there's no reason to put them in a kayak that's tubby or not sized right for them.  They want a...

Kits from $655.00
Plans from $89.00

Wood Duck 14

Wood Duck 14

  The all-new Wood Duck 14 is a big, versatile kayak in a compact, ultralight, easy-to-build package. The Wood Duck 10 and Wood Duck 12 have been runaway successes;  kits rarely stay on the shelf here for more than a day or two. ...

Kits from $1149.00
Plans from $99.00

Wood Duck 14 Hybrid

Wood Duck 14 Hybrid

  The Wood Duck 14 Hybrid substitutes cedar strips for the standard plywood deck, while the stitch-and-glue hull and underbody is identical to the standard version.  Thus it's a "hybrid" of a strip-planking and stitch-and-glue...

Kits from $1325.00
Plans from $99.00

Wood Duck Double

Wood Duck Double

  The essential attributes of our Wood Duck line of kayaks are compact dimensions, comfortable cockpits, above-average "rec boat" speed, versatility on the water, handsome looks with great character, and ease of construction.  So...

Kits from $1175.00
Plans from $99.00

Sea Island Sport

Sea Island Sport

  Finally! A sit-on-top with style - Traditional sea kayaks are elegant and sleek but their cockpits exclude a lot of people who paddle where it’s hot, and almost anybody who has stiff knees or who doesn’t want to be confined in...

Kits from $1295.00
Plans from $99.00

Ganymede and Io Kayak Kits

Ganymede and Io Kayak Kits

The "Ganymede" is part of Nick Schade's Jupiter Point series of kayaks.  These designs are intended as a collection of versatile, easy-to-build, fun-to-paddle kayaks. With a simple 3-panel hull and unique 3-panel deck, the boats are quick to...

Kits from $825.00
Plans from $55.00

10 Foot Little Auk

10 Foot Little Auk

This delightful little boat is designed for someone who wants a light, easy to handle recreational kayak of distinctive character. Its small size makes it easy to put on the roof of a car or on the deck of a yacht and transport it to your favorite...

Kits from $1325.00
Plans from $85.00

11 Foot Little Auk

11 Foot Little Auk

The 11-foot Little Auk is identical to the 10-footer, but the longer version will carry a larger paddler and track more strongly.

Kits from $1325.00
Plans from $85.00

14 Foot Great Auk

14 Foot Great Auk

This kayak is a shortened version of the standard Great Auk. It is a recreational kayak well suited to sheltered lakes and harbors where you may occasionally encounter moderate winds and modest waves. The relatively short length allows it to...

Kits from $1455.00
Plans from $90.00

microBootlegger

microBootlegger

In 1924, George Crouch designed a ground-breaking speedboat named "Baby Bootlegger." Baby Bootlegger was an innovation in its time, introducing the “rolled sheer” where the deck blends smoothly into the side. With the long stream-lined...

Kits from $1899.00
Plans from $100.00