Shearwater Double

shearwater double


Model:  Length:  Hull Weight:  Beam:  Max Payload:  Cockpit Size:  Paddler Weight:  Knee Height: Max. Men's Shoe Size (US):
Shearwater Double 18' 6"
5.64 m 
31 kg 68.5 cm 260 kg 83 x 45.5 cm 135 - 230 kg 35.5 cm 14

Model Plans and manual* Wood Only Kit Full Kit
Shearwater Double $190 $1500 $2050

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Doubles can be big, like our voluminous Chesapeake Double, or they can be small, like our handy-but-compact Wood Duck Double. How could we create a double kayak that combined the speed of a longer sea kayak with the convenience of a smaller boat? It was a challenge we handed to designer Eric Schade, and after a long development the Shearwater Double was revealed. 

For speed, the hull is multi-chined and plumb-ended, with a long waterline for minimal wetted surface.  We borrowed the Shearwater kayak’s handsome deck pattern to fit two large cockpits and three big storage compartments while maintaining a sleek profile.  The Shearwater Double is remarkably fast and comfortable.  The most discriminating paddlers will enjoy its responsiveness and speed, while the solid stability and roomy cockpits will reassure beginners.

The hull and deck are okoume, flush hatches---three of them---are standard in the kit, as are seats, footbraces, deck rigging, and hardware.  Holes are pre-drilled in advance by our CNC machine for stitch-and-glue assembly.  All surfaces are fiberglassed, inside and out.

Build this boat if:

  • You want a fast but compact double
  • You prefer sophisticated styling and a functional layout
  • You need comfortable cockpits but don’t want to sacrifice speed

Builders also looked at:

Chesapeake Double | Chesapeake Triple | Mill Creek 16.5

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Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Chesapeake Light Craft (USA).

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155