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TRADITIONAL KAYAKS
FOR THE MODERN WORLD

Design, quality, and performance handed down from Superior Kayaks.

 

CRAFTSMANSHIP INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MASTERS

Boats built to order, or kits to build your own.

HANDMADE KAYAK

Customized down to the very last detail, let us make the boat of your dreams come to life.

KIT BOAT

We provide everything you need to build yourself exactly the boat you are looking for.

SKIN ON FRAME

Connect with history and build one to suit your unique paddling needs. 

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WE ARE NOW OFFERING
CARBON FIBER PADDLES

COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE

Time-tested designs let you experience the water—any water— with confidence.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTICITY

We are passionate about studying the Inuit culture and traditions. Come join us for classes and workshops celebrating their craft.
—The links are not yet active, as we are still working on class offerings and scheduling. Please check back soon.—

BUILDING A SKIN ON FRAME

Get hands-on training as Will Nash builds a SOF from start to finish.

CARVE A NORSAQ

Learn how the Inuit used a Norsaq and carve your own.

BUILD & THROW A HARPOON

A precision instrument built for survival.

TIPS AND TOOLS

Here are some charts and tools we have found to be very helpful in the workshop.

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7624 W. Talcott Ave, Chicago IL

Phone: +1 (773) 633-4605

email: contact@nashboatworks.com

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Skin On Frame Kayak

skin on frame kayak before coating