Sailing Canoes, Completely Rigged and Ready to Go
We make three types of sailing canoes:
Open- We offer the Curlew, Avocet and Little Egret
Open sailing canoes are capable small sailing boats that are ideally suited to inland waters. They are our lightest and least expensive craft. They have been designed to be wider than conventional paddling open canoes with flare rather than tumbleholme in the topsides. This gives them greater final stability and helps keep water out when travelling at speed. Curlew is a dedicated solo boat although there is room to take a passenger for a short sail. Avocet is our two person craft and can seat two people in comfort. Both have good sailing performance and are capable paddling boats. Stability and seaworthiness too, can be increased by adding our small outriggers. The Little Egret is our specialist solo paddling canoe that is designed for the discerning paddler. With its narrow beam and low drag hull it is a dream to paddle and with the simple Expedition Rig it is quick and easy to set for sailing.
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Decked- We offer the Fulmar and Shearwater.
Decked sailing canoes are more seaworthy than open sailing canoes. The decks help to keep the water out when sailing in rough conditions and also allow the canoe to recover from a capsize completely empty of water. They are also more comfortable with wide side decks to sit on and adjustable seats. They are our best expedition boats with loads of stowage under the fore and aft decks. Fulmar is our dedicated solo canoe whilst Shearwater is equally suited to one or two persons. As with our open canoes, stability and seaworthiness can be increased by adding our small outriggers. Follow the links at the top of the page for more information.
Trimaran- We offer the Osprey.
This is our fastest and most seaworthy craft. With large outriggers and a bigger sailing rig it is capable of a greater cruising range and enhanced level of safety. It is our heaviest and most expensive craft but when dismantled it is still capable of being carried on a car roof rack. Follow the links at the top of the page for more information.
We also offer any of these types of sailing canoes as custom designs. We have made many different sailing canoes over the years from a variety of materials and in many styles. Click here for more details