Oar / Paddle

Kaholo 14 foot Stand Up Paddleboard

Builder Name:
Geoff Meissner

I went overboard on the design, but it was great to build but it took a long time (almost a year in the making!).  I love the results.  This is a hybrid SUP, plywood on the bottom, cedar strip on the top.  The design is a random pattern with the occasional thin oak strip for stability during buil

Herreshoff/Gardner 17′ Rowboat

Builder Name:
Tony Lush

Blending John Gardner’s second version of the L. F. Herreshoff 17′ pulling boat with John Brooks’ glued-lapstrake construction, Tony Lush started building in November of 2021 in the “Greenhouse Boatyard.”

Eastport Pram Family Project

Builder Name:
Jeff, August, Graham & Nathalie Schoenberg

After a two year journey, My wife (Nathalie), Two sons (August and Graham) and I have completed building our Eastport Pram. We selected this boat due to its easy car-top transport, versatility and beauty. This is our first foray into wooden boat building, and hopefully not our last.

Petrel Sport

Nick Schade

This 16' x 21" [4.9m x 53cm] strip planked kayak is adapted to comfort and responsiveness in active water. The nearly plumb bow and stern provide a long waterline in a compact package, allowing a good turn of speed in manageable size.

Runner Fast Touring Sea Kayak

Nick Schade

This 17' x 20" [5.2m x49cm] strip planked kayak is designed for comfort and speed in rough water. With a lot of capacity for gear, it can be used as an efficient expedition vessel while being fast, quick and fun as a day tripper. It will excel at downwind runs.

Relaunched 1987 Glouster Light Dory

Builder Name:
David Bush

Relaunched: Phil Bolger designed Gloucester Light Dory built in 1987 by David Bush guided by ‘Dynamite’ Payson (4 x 16 marine ply, bronze ring-shank nails into red oak chine logs & glass /epoxy).

CLC Oxford Shell II launched!

Builder Name:
Jerome Alden

The boat kit was received as a large cardboard envelop filled with flat pieces of mostly 3mm Okoume plywood. The stitch and glue process on a 21 foot long boat forced me to be satisfied with slow incremental progress. Fortunately the well illustrated builders manual was excellent.


Alex Bogdanov

“Breeze” is a 10′ (3m) double paddle canoe. Two sheets of plywood needed. Stitch and glue construction using 3″(75mm) fiberglass tape in epoxy for all seams inside and out. The deciding factors when designing the boat were mostly the same as with all my designs - seaworthiness and lightweight.


Kevin Coombs

A stately 10′ rowing/sailing tender originally designed for my own first time build which is currently underway. I wanted an easy to construct boat, yet still retain the techniques and appearance of traditional lapstrake planking.

Unicat 2.4

James Brett (JB Watercraft)

The Unicat 2.4 is all about practicality and safety. Packing a 230kg load capacity, the Unicat is suitable for 3 adults, and the inverted vee hull is much more stable than conventional dinghies. The high freeboard also ensures a dry ride in most conditions.