If you’re a fan of kayaking but don’t enjoy the confinement of an enclosed cockpit, we have the perfect solution for you. Introducing the Sea Island Sport, a sit-on-top kayak that combines style and functionality. Unlike traditional sea kayaks, the Sea Island Sport’s open cockpit design ensures that everyone can enjoy the thrill of paddling, regardless of their physical ability or the weather conditions.
“Not many people can combine the art and science of boat design as seamlessly.”
– John C. Harris, CLC President
Performance and Construction
Crafted using the stitch-and-glue construction method, the Sea Island Sport kayak offers both performance and ease of assembly. With sponsons above the waterline, this kayak provides unparalleled stability without compromising on its sleek and efficient shape. The self-draining cockpit ensures that any water that enters the kayak will be swiftly drained out.
With a length of 15’6″, the Sea Island Sport is designed with attention to detail. Its stunning red Sapele deck beautifully contrasts with the honey-colored Okoume hull, creating an eye-catching design. If you’re familiar with the popular Shearwater kayak line, you’ll notice the resemblance in the Sea Island Sport’s cambered Sapele deck and tumblehome sides, which were inspired by Nick Schade’s brother Eric.
Comfort and Versatility
Getting in and out of the Sea Island Sport is a breeze, thanks to its open cockpit design. For fishermen, the stability of this kayak allows you to focus on reeling in your catch without worrying about balance. In hot weather, you’ll appreciate the open-air seating that keeps your legs cool. And even in cooler temperatures, the Sea Island Sport ensures a dry ride, extending your kayaking season.
Customizable and Practical
The Sea Island Sport comes with puzzle joints for easy assembly of the computer-cut hull panels. Most of the copper stitches used in the assembly have pre-drilled holes, eliminating the need for extensive measuring. The kit includes large hatches for ample storage space, perfect for carrying fishing gear, lunch for a day’s outing, or even camping gear for longer trips.
Adjustable footbraces, a comfortable seat, and a fully adjustable back band provide high lumbar support, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable paddling experience.
The Sea Island Sport kit includes everything you need to build your dream kayak:
- Pre-cut wooden panels with pre-cut joints and pre-drilled tie holes
- Epoxy resin and activator
- Epoxy fillers
- Copper ties
- Woven glass fabric
- Woven glass tape
- Foam-padded seat with adjustable backrest
- Adjustable footbraces
- Comprehensive building manual
- Free technical support from a competent builder
In addition to the kit, we offer extra resources to support your building journey:
- Plans and manual (not required by kit purchasers): These plans and manual contain all the information necessary to build the Sea Island Sport from scratch, without the need for a kit. Full-size drawings are included.
- Study manual: If you’re considering purchasing the kit, this comprehensive manual will guide you through the construction process. It covers all the techniques involved and provides a step-by-step guide, complete with photographs and diagrams.
- PDF study manual: For digital convenience, the construction manual is also available as a downloadable PDF. After credit card authorization, a download link will be sent to your email.
- PDF study plans: Get an overview of the construction process with our PDF study plans. These plans can be viewed using Adobe Reader and can be easily printed for reference.
- Wood only option: This option includes the pre-cut plywood components with pre-cut joints and the construction manual. It does not include plans, epoxy, fabric, tape, or hardware.
Explore the Sea Island Sport Today!
The Sea Island Sport kayak offers the best of both worlds: the convenience and comfort of a sit-on-top kayak combined with exceptional speed and handling. Whether you’re an experienced paddler or a beginner, this kayak is perfect for warm water adventures and riding the waves. Order your Sea Island Sport kit today and embark on your kayaking journey with confidence!