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Shearwater 14 Hybrid


Category: Kayaks
Shearwater 14 Hybrid

Cedar-strip kayaks are admired for their beauty and functionality.  Kayaks made entirely of cedar strips require a “strongback” and special molds, which translates into a lot of skilled labor and time.  Why not combine the best qualities of stitch-and-glue plywood kayaks with the beauty of a cedar strip deck?


This is exactly what we have done with the Shearwater Hybrid kayak kits.  We took the standard Shearwater’s graceful hull lines and added a strip-planked deck.  The resulting hybrid of strip and plywood techniques combines the look of a cedar-strip hull with the speedy assembly and great handling of a West Greenland-style hull.  The Shearwater Hybrid is a kayak with elegance and individuality. Since the hull forms the “strongback” for constructing the strip-planked deck, assembly time is a fraction of an all-strip hull.  Our Shearwater 16 display model took about 100 hours from start to finish!



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Eric Schade
Year of Design:
2001
LOA:
14' 6"
Beam Length:
23"
Draft Length:
4"
Displacement:
Hull Weight - 39 lbs.
Materials:
Wood
Fiberglass
Other
Propulsion:
Kayak Paddle
Skill Level to Build:
Intermediate/ Advanced
Cost:
$1049 Complete Kit / $99 Full Sized Plans & Manual
Website:
Contact Information:

1805 George Avenue

Annapolis Maryland 21401
Phone: 410-267-0137

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