We design high performance kayaks and other small boat for people to build at home or we will build it for you.

Guillemot Kayaks: High Performance Wooden Small Boats -  Build Your Own or Custom Built

Wooden Kayaks - kayak plans, kayak designs and custom boats


There is something especially wonderful about being out on the water in a small wooden boat. The glow of the wood underscores the beauty of your surroundings in a way no other material can achieve. If there is one thing that can make this experience better, is if you built that small wooden boat yourself. Guillemot Kayaks specializes in providing those experiences to boaters worldwide.

Nick Schade's designs are appreciated and built worldwide. His work has been highlighted in major magazine, awarded significant prizes, and found a place in major museums, but most importantly they are at home on the water.