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


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The Solo microBootlegger

Learn to build your own beautiful wooden boat

Nymph Pack Canoe

Build Nymph, a spritely little strip-built canoe,

Petrel SG in Maine

or build the Petrel SG - A Stitch and Glue Sea Kayak.

Pram Rowing Boat

You can build a nice little dinghy

Kayak Plans

Buy plans and instructions to make a wooden boat

Petrel Play SG Kit

Purchase a boat kit with all the materials.

Boat Building Class

Take a week long class to build your own beautiful wooden kayak

Handmade Wooden Kayak

Have Nick Schade build you floating artwork.

Handmade Wooden Kayak with a wave

This is artwork you can use

Petrel SG in Maine

Watch free boat building videos to learn how its done

Picture Frame

Get in a Wooden Kayak, Canoe or Small Boat

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, it is building that small wooden boat yourself. Guillemot Kayaks specializes in providing this experience to boaters worldwide.

Nick Schade's boat designs are appreciated and built worldwide. His work has been featured in major magazines, awarded significant prizes, and has found a place in major museums. But most importantly Nick's boats are at home on the water.