Return to Content

Fine Art That Floats

Fine Art That Floats
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

“Boats are designed to work best in the waters of the designer,” says boatbuilder Nick Schade. “The coastline from Long Island Sound all the way up the coast of Maine is wonderful paddling.” Our favorite for these waters is his 18-foot Night Heron kayak. It handles well in rough water such as wind chop and boat wake. Nick’s strip-built method of constructing the boats accentuates the grain of the wood and creates an artful pattern. Custom-built boats ($5,000-$20,000) by his business, Guillemot Kayaks, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, are typically made of Western red cedar, which has a beautiful color and is lightweight (the Night Heron weighs only 42 pounds). Do-it-yourself kits — complete with wood, forms, and plans — are offered by Newfound Woodworks in Bristol, New Hampshire (603-744-6872; newfound.com) for $1,500 to $2,200. 860-659-8847. guillemot-kayaks.com

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Bring New England Home

Get a 1 year of Yankee Magazine for only $10!

In this issue: 

  • 80 Gifts New England Gave to America
  • 7 Scenic Wonders of Fall
  • The Mother of Good Cooking: Fannie Farmer

Subscribe Today

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2015, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111

< Prev

Let the Light Shine

lampshadeHow's this for amazing? Peter Bloch of New London, New Hampshire, takes 200-pound chunks of ...

Related Articles

Next >

True Reflections

mirror"Let the wood speak for itself," says designer and woodworker Gary Spykman of Keene, New ...

Related Articles