The value of one of our kayaks should not be based on what you pay for it. Kayaking and paddling in general is a freedom of movement, an expression of individuality, a way to give your body movement and physical benefit, and your mind freedom to expand your horizon of what is possible. These boats are each individually hand-made, and therefore an individual expression of the boat builder's art. Of course, they still take an investment of someone's time and material, so we can't give them away, at least not in this life.
The investment for one of these boats depends in some part to the complexity of the design. We do have a basic starting cost which includes a complete wood strip staple-less boat, carbon fiber coaming riser and lip, minicell tractor seat with a fixed minicell backrest customized to fit each boat, customized thigh and knee braces to fit each customer, 3.2 oz S glass construction in and out, and either Interlux 2-part polyurethane paint or Interlux 2-part polyurethane Perfection Plus varnish or a combination of both. These finishes give the exterior a skin that is 10 times harder than varnish, making these boats not only very difficult to scratch, but they should never need to be re-varnished unless stored outdoors, and then perhaps every 10 years.
We will ship personally to all midwest states, the province of Ontario, and the eastern seaboard, and utilize a shipping service for other areas. Cost of shipping varies depending upon location, and all shipping costs are additional to above.