O Six Hundred Kayak

A DIY boat that sets up in a hurry

The O Six Hundred Kayak features a carbon fabric shell and weighs in at 22 lbs. (O Six Hundred)
Photo: O Six Hundred

Most of us don’t have time to make a boat from scratch. But we do have time to make this gorgeous, 30-piece O Six Hundred kayak, which comes ready-to-build in a $1,400 kit.

The pine and cedar frame glues together, while a waterproof carbon shell wraps around the whole package. The complete boat weighs just 22 pounds and is inspired by traditional Inuit boat design. 

While the O Six Hundred won’t get you across choppy open water, it’s perfect for after-work voyaging or attitude adjustments on quite lakes or rivers. 

About $1,400, osixhundred.com

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