Custom Cedar Strip Canoes and Boats from Ashes Still Water Boats

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.

Solo Canoe - Cedar Strip - Ashes Still Water Boats

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; weight is reduced 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.

More info? Read the following links.

 – A Word from the Designer –
Some Notes on Our Canoe Designs
Field Logs & Photos of Ashes’ Canoes

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