Nick Schade spends his time kayak building

Nick Schade and Guillemot Kayaks have been building kayaks and small boats since some time in the early 1980s. We have become one of the internets primary resources for information on kayak building. Nick has written books, produced videos and teaching classes on kayak building for much of that time.

While make money by selling plans for building kayaks and other small boats, what we love is getting folks hooked on kayak building. We provide as much information as possible about how to build these small boats for free, with the hope that you will have the confidence to start building your own small boat and will come to us for the necessary plans.