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Shearwater Double

Doubles can be big, like our voluminous Chesapeake Double, or they can be small, like our handy-but-compact Mill Creek 16.5.  How could we create a double kayak that combined the speed of a longer sea kayak with the convenience of a smaller boat? It was a challenge we handed to designer Eric Schade, and after a long development the Shearwater Double was revealed. 

For speed, the hull is multi-chined and plumb-ended, with a long waterline for minimal wetted surface.  We borrowed the Shearwater kayak’s handsome deck pattern to fit two large cockpits and three big storage compartments while maintaining a sleek profile.  The Shearwater Double is remarkably fast and comfortable. The most discriminating paddlers will enjoy its responsiveness and speed, while the solid stability and roomy cockpits will reassure beginners.

 

Design Specs

Designer: 
Eric Schade
Year of Design: 
2008
LOA: 
18' 6"
Beam: 
27"
Draft: 
6"
Displacement: 
Hull Weight - 68 lbs.
Materials: 
Wood
Fiberglass
Other
Propulsion: 
Kayak Paddle
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate
Cost: 
$1299 Compleate Kit / $15 Building Manual
Contact Information: 

1805 George Avenue

Annapolis Maryland 21401 Phone: 410-267-0137