Guillemot Kayaks boat designs

Enlarge Nick Schade paddling his Petrel Play kayak

Nick Schade paddling his Petrel Play kayak

Fyne Boat Kits is the exclusive European agent for the Guillemot Kayaks boat designs by Nick Schade. His elegant cedar-strip boats have excellent performance and show how beautiful wooden boats can be. His stitch-and-glue plywood designs match the performance of their strip-planked counterparts with aggressive style and distinctive puzzle-joints.

We offer a complete range of detailed plans for Nick Schade's boat designs, including kayaks, canoes and rowing boats and we offer kits for almost every one of them, including everything you need to build the boat. We have all the supplies needed to build a Guillemot boat from plans, including bead-and-cove cedar strips and high quality marine plywood, and a range of accessories for your completed boat.

Nick Schade is a world-renowned boat designer whose boats have featured in magazines and major museums, but most importantly Nick's boats are at home on the water.

Guillemot Kayaks designed by Nick Schade

Boat designs by Nick Schade

Adirondack guide boat is a fast lightweight rowing boat

Adirondack Guide Boat

A fast and easy lightweight rowing boat.

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Aleutesque cedar-strip kayak inspired by the Aleut baidarka


A fast cedar-strip kayak inspired by the Aleut baidarka.

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Coot is a cedar-strip rowing pram that makes a handy yacht tender


A handy little cedar-strip yacht tender with a T-shaped rowing seat and a lot of capacity.

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Ganymede is a simple, easy to build recreational wooden kayak


A recreational kayak that is very easy to build yet sophisticated in form.

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14 ft Great Auk recreational kayak ideal for sheltered water

Great Auk

A range of simple, roomy and stable cedar-strip sea kayaks with plumb ends, soft chines and a rounded bottom.

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Guillemot stable and efficient cedar-strip sea kayak


A range of comfortably stable and manoeuvrable cedar-strip sea kayaks with good all-around performance, efficient for making open water crossings yet responsive when close to shore.

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A simple and fun child's kayak that can be built over the course of a weekend or two

Io Child's Kayak

A simple and fun child's kayak that can be built over the course of a weekend or two.

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Distinctive small kayak Little Auk

Little Auk

A light, easy to handle recreational kayak of distinctive character.

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Surfing in a Matunuck kayak


A lightweight surf kayak with terrific responsiveness and enough speed to catch the big waves.

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microBootlegger spacious and efficient tandem kayak

microBootlegger Tandem

A roomy, efficient strip-built tandem kayak for cruising lakes and exploring bays.

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Elegant solo kayak with a large cockpit - microBootlegger

microBootlegger Solo

A roomy yet efficient strip-planked kayak or decked canoe for relaxed paddling and exploration.

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Mystery Bootlegger mahogany-strip racing sea kayak

Mystery Racing Sea Kayak

A cedar-strip touring and racing sea kayak optimised for maximum efficiency at race pace.

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The Mystic River canoe is a traditional wood-strip tandem canoe for day trips and light touring on rivers, ponds and lakes

Mystic River Canoe

A 17-foot traditional wood-strip tandem canoe for day trips and light touring on rivers, ponds and lakes.

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Varnished bow of a Night Heron cedar strip sea kayak

Night Heron

An Inuit-inspired narrow cedar-strip sea kayak with elegance and performance.

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Night Heron stitch-and-glue sea kayak

Night Heron Stitch-and-Glue

A high-performance plywood sea kayak with aggressive styling and great looks.

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Hybrid Night Heron sea kayak with a cedar strip deck

Night Heron Hybrid

A hybrid sea kayak that combines a high-performance plywood hull with a beautiful cedar-strip deck.

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Minimalist Cedar strip open canoe - Nymph


Ultra-light cedar strip canoe.

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Petrel cedar strip sea kayak for rough water


A responsive, lightweight kayak suitable for day trips in rough water or exploring sheltered estuaries.

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Petrel wooden stitch and glue sea kayak

Petrel Stitch-and-Glue

The stitch-and-glue Petrel is a Greenland-style kayak with speed and refined handling that excels in surfing conditions.

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The Petrel Play wooden sea kayak

Petrel Play Stitch-and-Glue

The Petrel Play is a light and responsive 14-foot recreational kayak to suit a beginner for exploring lakes, or an expert surfing big waves.

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Sea Island Sport sit-on-top wooden kayak

Sea Island Sport

A stylish sit-on-top kayak that is spacious and easy to get into.

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Yukon endurance racing sea kayak for paddling long distances with minimum effort

Yukon Racing Sea Kayak

An endurance racing sea kayak for paddling long distances with minimum effort.

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Detailed guide to building a sturdy, elegant strip-built sea kayak, by Nick Schade.

The Strip-Built Sea Kayak

All the information you need to build a sturdy, elegant strip-built sea kayak.

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A guide to building strip-planked dinghies, canoes and other small boats, by Nick Schade.

Building Strip-Planked Boats

Boat designer Nick Schade shows you how to strip-build dinghies, canoes, and other small boats.

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Guillemot Kayaks t-shirt back

Guillemot Kayaks T-Shirt

Guillemot Kayaks T-shirt with a word cloud forming the Guillemot logo on the back.

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