By Eric Yang
on 7.5.11
Photo by Nick Schade

Can a kayak be considered a work of art? Nick Schade certainly thinks so. Since 1986, Schade has created hand-made kayaks under the imprint Guillemot Kayaks creating one stunning vessel after the next in his Maine workshop. Using a unique “strip-built” method commonly utilized with canoes, these seafaring stunners do more than just look good in a game room, offering high caliber performance born from computer-aided design and Schade’s 30 years of obsessive kayaking. Honing the unique artisan processes and methods have even yielded a book authored by Schade for truly ambitious DiY’ers. In case you’re wondering just how beautiful the kayak is in person, well consider this: the Museum of Modern Art keeps one in their permanent collection.

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