Built to Please the Eye and Paddle

At Ashes we design and build boats suited for the places we paddle; wetlands, meandering creeks, marshes and protected inlets. Each design is extensively modeled, prototyped, and paddled. We can say with confidence that they are beautiful to look at, and a joy to paddle.

Each boat adheres to a minimalist ethos. This is obvious to the eye, but it also informs what’s underneath; mechanical fasteners are minimized; lay-up is engineered to provide strength where stresses are greatest, and light weight where it’s not needed; planking is thicker at the bilge and thinner in the ends; and trim is reduced to its essentials.

Standard construction includes woven cane seats, with purchaser’s choice of Walnut, Cherry or Ash trim; on a cedar core. Customization is encouraged.

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