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Make sure to stop by my booth at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend from Sept. 7 - 9 2018!
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I am excited to announce that I have moved in to a new workshop. I can build multiple boats at one time inside and can build boats up to 26 feet long.

I will be teaching upcoming classes at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle.

**Next class is a build your own Passagemaker Dinghy or Eastport Pram. Taking Place August 20-25, 2018.

Go to to sign up!
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We are excited to announce that our kayak, the Kea Kayaks Mollymawk, earned an honorable mention for Best In Show at the 2017 Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival!

Click here to see more photos!
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.

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About Us

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. 

Casey Wilkinson
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.

9/5/17 - Make sure to stop by my booth at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend this Friday through Sunday! 9/8-9/10. I will be offering specials on new orders, refinishes, and 50% off my SUP for sale.

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

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.

Angus Rowboats
Chesapeake Light Craft
Guillemot Kayaks
Newfound Woodworks Inc.
One Ocean Kayaks
PT Watercraft
Orca Boats
Pygmy Boats
Redfish Kayaks

Contact Info

Casey Wilkinson
Phone: 360-643-0552 (9 AM to 9 PM Pacific)