What We Offer Building boats from kits Building boats from plans Completing partially built boats Building Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) Building Surfboards Finish work on completed boats Restoring finish on old boats Repair of wooden boats
We also offer custom options for any of the above services.
Click here to download a PDF catalog of selected designs we can build.
I started Kea Kayaks in 2006, a few months after finishing construction on my first boat, the Chesapeake Triple featured on this site. I enjoyed working on it so much that I thought I would offer my services as a builder. I am based in Edmonds, WA, in the heart of some of the best kayaking and boating in the world.
Why buy a wooden boat?
Stitch and glue and cedar strip small boats and paddle boards are just as strong as production fiberglass boats. They are much lighter than plastic boats and are equivalent in weight to high end fiberglass boats. The advantages of wooden boats include; the variety and beauty of wood designs, durability, ease of repair, and ease of customization.
Depending on the cost of the kit and size of the project the final cost can be between $2900 - $5000. Contact me for an estimate of what your desired boat will cost. If you provide the kit, we will only charge for supplies and labor.
I take cash, checks, PayPal, and Visa/Mastercard.
I will deliver the finished boat in the Seattle area for no extra cost. Outside of the Seattle area I charge $.30/mile. Boats can be shipped anywhere in the US/Canada for an additional fee. A typical 18 foot kayak will cost around $1000 to ship, this includes the cost of a protective crate.
7/20/17 - Come see me at my booth at the Edmonds Farmers Market on Saturday 7/29/17!
2/12/17 - We are happy to announce a new partnership with Angus Rowboats. They offer several unique and beautiful designs contact me for a quote to have one of these built for you. Check out their website at www.angusrowboats.com.
2/11/17 - I am almost done with my latest project. Contact me now to have a boat ready for the upcoming season!
Below are links of companies who sell kayak and small boat kits that I can be hired to build. Please contact me if you know of other companies that offer similar products.