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Wood Strip Canadian Canoes

Imagine yourself floating gently down a river at daybreak with the dawn chorus the only sound around you or in the middle of a lake surrounded by mountains. Our Canadian Wood strip Canoes can help you realise that dream.

Our wood strip canoes are not only fantastic functional objects but also creations of such beauty that they turn heads wherever they go.

They are made to a classic Canadian canoe design which makes them easy to turn, swift in a straight line and equally at home in lakes or rivers. There is ample space on board for passengers and camping equipment which makes for a great weekend away from the stress of modern living.

The reason they look so good is because they are built using the wood strip technique to create a seamless hull with beautiful flowing lines. This involves gluing many carefully moulded strips of timber together over a form and then covering with epoxy resin and fibreglass which seals and strengthens the hull and yet allows the beauty of the timber to shine through.

Wood strip open or Canadain style canoe
Wood strip canoe and paddle

The hull is then given inwales and outwales to strengthen the edges and make it able to withstand any knocks and bumps. These could be just plain strips of wood but we take the time to cut out scuppers and taper their ends for a really graceful look.

Each canoe is unique as the decks at each end are made to different styles using different timbers so no two are alike.

The basic hull comes with two seats and a central thwart but can have many extras see our optional extras below.

Hand Built Canadian Wood Strip Canoe

Price: £2500.00
(Plus delivery to mainland UK)

Optional fittings and extras include:

  • Carved carrying yoke £52.50
  • Seats with backs £130.00 (each)
  • Individually made hand crafted paddles £160.00-250.00
  • Sealable deck compartments £100.00
  • Kneeling pads £20.00
  • Exotic timbers and inlays for decks and or trims £10.00-£100.00
  • Electric power units £P.O.A
  • Patterned underside £10.00-£200.00 depending on design.
  • Other seat covering options such as leather, canvas or webbing £10.00-£200.00
  • Small Brass nameplate £30.00
  • Name on the side. £40.00

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Underside of wood strip canoe
Wood strip canoe undergoing constructionHull finishing of wood strip canoe

Ordering Details

You are welcome to come and see our boats to discuss bespoke modifications and see them in the wood before making a purchase. If you are keen to buy one on the day do not forget your roof rack or trailer! - Please contact us to make an appointment.

The basic model is priced at £2500.00. If you would prefer to have just a finished hull with gunwales and decks but no seats or carrying thwart this could be offered at a discount. It is perfectly possible to paddle whilst sitting on the base on a camping mat or cushion as an alternative to seats.

The Bespoke option can be from £2500.00 upwards and the modification could even be something as simple as a small inlay of a piece of timber from H.M.S victory added to the decks or a nameplate.

Lead time
It is our intention to keep one complete basic canoe ready for sale and make specials to order with a month or more lead time from payment of order to completion depending on the amount of extras.

Payment can be by bank transfer, cheque or by PayPal though we will have to wait for cheques to clear.

Collection and Delivery
Collection from our workshop is free. Delivery within 20 miles is £30.00, 20 to 50 miles £80.00 and over 50 miles is P.O.A. Collection by river (Nene) is also free!

Please remember to book an appointment before arriving.

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