Kayaks

Northwest Passage XL

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP XL is a very low drag touring kayak for paddlers weighing 180-250 pounds. Built from 4mm plywood in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit with these plans. Weigh less? see NWP.

Long Lake

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner

Light and fast, a 20' tortured plywood, decked dayboat: both a double kayak and a single scull in one hull. Her 'midship' section is similar to Aleut kayaks.

Northwest Passage

Designer: 
Dave Kuperstein
Skill Level to Build: 
intermediate

NWP is a very low-drag touring kayak intended for paddlers weighing 150-200 pounds. Built from 4 mm plywood, in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit! Heavier? try NWP XL.

Chesapeake 17

Designer: 
Chesapeake Light Craft
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.

16' 6" Resolute

Designer: 
Steve Killing
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Developed in response to requests from heavier and wider paddlers who also wanted a shorter boat, this stable load carrier is excellent for the novice kayaker.

Orca 21

Designer: 
Evan Gatehouse
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

A serious extended expedition touring kayak, double or triple, designed to carry a large load safely and with ample stability.

Hyak

Designer: 
Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Hyak is a single kayak designed for multi-day excursions and recreational racing.

Kiska

Designer: 
Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Kiska is a wood strip/epoxy single kayak. Based on Greenland kayak lines, this low volume kayak is playful but tracks well

Skana

Designer: 
Orca Canoes & Kayaks Ltd.
Skill Level to Build: 
novice

Skana is a single cockpit, wood strip kayak designed for multi-day use. The design is 17'4 in LOA with a max beam of 24". It has moderate rocker with average volume.