Guillemot Kayaks boat designs

Fyne Boat Kits is the exclusive European agent for the Guillemot Kayaks boat designs by Nick Schade. His elegant strip-planked 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 wooden strip-planked kayak loosely 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 strip-planked wooden boat with a T-shaped rowing seat and a lot of capacity, making a good tender for a small yacht.

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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 strip-planked sea kayaks with plumb ends, soft chines and a rounded bottom.

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Comfortable Great Auk Double tandem sea kayak

Great Auk Double

A tandem sea kayak that is efficient and capable for skilled paddlers but also comfortable for occasional paddlers.

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Guillemot stable and efficient cedar-strip sea kayak


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

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Guillemot Double - roomy tandem sea kayak

Guillemot Double

A roomy, stable and comfortable tandem kayak suitable for beginner to intermediate paddlers.

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Fast Double Guillemot tandem touring kayak

Guillemot Fast Double

A fast, fun tandem kayak for high performance touring, suitable for experienced paddlers who don't want the compromises of a shorter and wider tandem.

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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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Nick Schade's microBootlegger Sport is a high-performance recreational kayak with classic lines

microBootlegger Sport

A high-performance recreational kayak with classic lines, rewarding for novices and skilled paddlers.

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Mystery Bootlegger mahogany-strip racing sea kayak

Mystery Racing Sea Kayak

A strip-planked 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 strip-planked 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 wood-strip deck.

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The Noank Pulling Boat is an efficient wooden sculling boat suitable for open water expeditions, using a drop-in sliding seat rowing unit

Noank Pulling Boat

An efficient wooden sculling boat suitable for open water expeditions, using a drop-in sliding seat rowing unit.

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Minimalist Cedar strip open canoe - Nymph


An ultra-light strip-planked pack canoe for solo paddling and fishing, that weighs less than ten kilos.

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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 cedar-strip wooden sea kayak

Petrel Play

The strip-planked Petrel Play is a responsive and manoeuvrable 14-foot kayak for playing in surf, or a stable recreational boat for a novice paddler.

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The Petrel Play wooden sea kayak

Petrel Play Stitch-and-Glue

The Petrel Play SG 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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Runner expedition sea kayak built from cedar strips


A fast expedition sea kayak designed for comfort and speed in rough water.

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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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Retractable kayak skeg from Guillemot Kayaks

Guillemot Retractable Skeg

A reliable retractable skeg for adjusting the tracking of your kayak, with an efficient surfboard fin shape and a jam-resistant mechanism.

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Robo-Bevel cedar strip planking tool

Robo-Bevel Tool

An ingenious tool for strip-planking, it quickly and accurately bevels wooden strips for a tight fit.

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Wooden kayak paddle plans by Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks

Guillemot Kayak Paddle Plans

Make your own wooden kayak paddle that is light and strong and complements any wooden kayak.

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Carved wooden kayak seat for a strip-planked kayak

Wooden Kayak Seat Plans

Plans for a contoured wooden kayak seat that is comfortable and the perfect match for a strip-planked kayak.

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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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