Enjoy Wooden Boats built by Ennis and Sons. We specialize in the contruction of skin boats, or skin-on-frame boats.  These boats include Canoes, Kayaks, Sailboats, Baidarka Kayaks, Greenland Kayaks, and Birchbark Canoes.  Our master craftsment also build one-of-a-kind , Cedarstrip Canoes, Fishing Boats and and Sailboats.  Before we build any boat, we analyse the needs of our patron.  Any woodenboat built by Ennis and Sons must meet the needs of its user.  This means each new boat, canoe, kayak, baidarka or birchbark,  must have the right balance of strength, speed, maneuverability and weight to suit its occupants.  That is why Ennis and Sons has a wide selection of materials to choose from in building our canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and other wooden boats.  While one paddler's needs might best be met by using a Dacron skin, another's might be met by using a ballistic nylon covering.  We might choose a man-made material for one boating enthusiast while for another, we might choose a natural skin like birchbark.  If a skin boat does not fit our customer's needs, Ennis and Sons can customize cedar strip and lapstrake contruction to meet the need.  Finally, before you leave our site, download free ebooks, and movies, published by Arohanui Inc.  These ebooks and movies show the building of  baidarka kayaks and birchbark canoes.  Download a streamed movie on the building of a skin boat or skin-on-frame, wooden, canoe.  Thank-you for your interest in Ennis and Sons Boatworks.
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Ennis & Sons Boatworks have constructed some of the most unique wooden boats in the world. We specialize is light, highly maneuverable skin-on-frame canoes, kayaks and sail boats. The baidarka kayak of the Aleuteut or the Birchbark Kayak of the Native American have one thing in common; they are skin boats. The skin boat is an ancient craft. However, using modern day technology, this ancient design has been turned into one of the most lightweight wooden boats available today.

In addition to being lightweight, the skin boat is a thing of beauty. Its frame typically resembles a spider's web. The skin of some boats are translucent, allowing the internal structure of the boat to be seen from outside the boat.

These swift craft were used to hunt whale in the North and Pacific Coast, and travel the inland waterways of North America. They were an essential part of the fur trade that opened up the continent.

You can share in the experience of travelling through the waterways of the world in your own skin-boat, sailboat, baidarka kayak, birchbark canoe or cedar strip craft.  Call us to discuss what vessel is right for you.

Ennis and Sons Boatworks, has been involved in boatbuilding for over 25 years.  We are proud to offer you one of a kind handcrafted canoes and handcrafted kayaks. Our specialty is the building of skin on frame; also referred to as skin boats. Such boats as Birchbark canoes and Baidarka kayaks, are skin boatsFishing boats, sailboats,any style of canoe and kayak,  can be made as a skin boat. Ennis and Sons will also design and construct cedarstrip canoes also know as a cedar strip canoe.  After 25 years of boat building, Ennis and Sons knows how to build fine handcrafted boats. Imagine owning your own canoe, kayak, baidarka or birchbark. You will enjoy a boat built by Ennis and Sons for a lifetime..  President, Dr. Jeff Ennis, is a skilled craftsman and canoeist.  Thank-you for having browsed through our website.  We hope you downloaded our free ebooks and free movies, demonstrating the building of a birchbark canoe, a baidarka kayak and the building of a skin boat, baidarka kayak and canoe.  Please contact us to discuss what boat is just right for you.
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