When we first started out making boats, we had a Big Idea. The idea was to design a boat that was very light, easy to handle and manoeuvre, safe, tough as nails and not least of all, beautiful to look at. We think that we have accomplished that with these boats, and that’s why, for more than a decade now, we really haven’t changed much on them, except to make them tougher yet.
We believe that boating should be all about fun. If you have a heavy boat it can sometimes seem like more of a chore. You might find the thought of taking the boat down to the water a little off-putting. If you do then our boats are the solution.
But don’t let their lightness fool you into thinking they must be flimsy! Our canoes, kayaks and rowboats are built from a material that is amazingly resilient. Hit a rock underwater – no problem – it bounces off.
Just by looking at them you can see how light they are, but you’d never guess that you can hit them with a hammer or scratch them with a knife and not do any damage. Dreamcatcher boats are made from the same material used to make bullet proof vests – if it’ll stop grenade fragments then barnacles and dog claws dont present a big problem.
Because they’re so tough they’re great boats for taking the dog and the kids along, in fact the kids can even manage them themselves, and because they’re so light and easy to carry, you’ll be out enjoying the water every chance you get. Just throw the boat on top of the car.
The tumblehome on the boat makes it very difficult to capsize – it is designed to stay upright and keep its occupants safe and dry!
These eye-catching boats are beautifully lashed together by hand giving them a distinctive and captivating look.
They are inspired by J.H. Rushton’s designs, from around 1885, which are hard to improve on, and over a hundred years of comments and reviews have only proven the point.
We’ll build you one of our regular models or a custom-made boat – made to your specifications. Or we’ll help you build your own – why not make it a family project?
Take the heavy-lifting out of boating. Ride your dreams.
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