The grain of wood has a complexity that draws the eye. The smooth curves and flow of a boat creates a visual contrast with that grain. Order and chaos in one object.
Each boat is custom made to order according to your desire. Nick’s years of experience on the water and designing boats will give you the perfect boat for your needs.
On the Water and Off
Designed and built by a avid user of small boats, these works of art are designed for use but suitable for display.
The construction techniques that creates a strong, capable kayak also make it look good.
The ocean is uncaring. It doesn’t care about appearances. It isn’t there to fight you. It will be there when you’re gone.
The shapes that work the best in the ocean also happen to look good to our eyes.
In The Press
Kayaks have left Nick’s shop in Connecticut and gone around the world from Wisconsin to Australia and the Hamptons to Dubai.
Nick is the author of two major books about boat building techniques with a combined total of over 60,000 copies sold worldwide.
Comments from a few of our clients:
“It’s awesome to look at, and it flies”
in Forbes Life
We received the kayak and it has exceeded our expectations. No probltems with the shipping and I keep trying to resist the temptation to use it on our lake – maybe I need to purchase another for fishing and paddling around . Thank you for all of your work…
I just wanted to let you know I just arrived to Bridge Hampton to find the beautiful Kayak you made for my husband, it is a dream, the most beautiful kayak I have ever seen, I just wanted to congratulate your amazing work and craftsmanship.
All the best,
The kayak was wonderfull as I expected. Can’t ask for better…
We Design and Build Fine Wood Small Boats
While we specialize in kayaks, we really love all kinds of small boat including canoes and rowing craft. Below are just a few of our designs, click through to see more on these boats.VIEW OUR GALLERY OF WOODEN BOATS
Designed and built by a serious small boat user
Its Not Just Art,
Its a Craft
Although honored that people appreciate the beauty of his boats, Nick Schade designs and builds these boats as a way to appreciate the beauty of nature. Their ability to take you amazing places that you can not see any other way is his motivation for creating amazing boats.Learn about Nick and his Craft