Wooden kayaks

A handmade wooden kayak: classic beauty and modern technology on the water

A quality kayak not only requires quality construction with first-class materials, but must also be based on a well-studied and well-tested design.

A hallmark of Nautilus wooden kayaks is the integration of technological and practical materials and accessories into their construction.
For the latter, I can confess that among my favorite designers are Guillemot Kayaks y Björn Thomasson. There are more, of course, but for me these, with their different styles, offer really attractive handling in the water and lines. Both also offer such a variety of models to choose from that it would be difficult not to find a kayak that suits the particular need or expectation of any paddler.

Sandwich structure

Nautilus wooden kayaks are, constructively speaking, a sandwich structure consisting of two thin, high-strength outer layers (fiberglass) glued to a light wood core, achieving a strong, light and very rigid hull.

High quality wood

I work with paulownia wood (very light wood) and red cedar (darker wood), due to its low weight, high flexibility and beauty, combining both woods to achieve beautiful aesthetics. Although the wood of our kayak will never be exposed to the outside, it does not rot in contact with water. I use top quality wood with a total absence of knots and defects.

Carbon fiber bathtub and watertight hatches

The symbiosis between classic joinery construction and modern materials, such as carbon tubs and rubber hatch covers, etc., makes our kayaks functional, comfortable, safe and strong, as well as providing a highly recognizable aesthetic.

What do clients say?

All our wooden kayaks are of the highest quality, exclusive and personalized.

The delivery time of a wooden kayak is the most difficult to define. Unlike Greenlandic paddles, with which the delivery time can be adjusted and calculated very well, in the case of a wooden kayak it is much more complex.

During the construction phase of a wooden kayak, there are several factors that affect and can significantly vary the execution time, such as the ambient temperature and the complexity of working with a natural material such as wood.

Each wooden Nautilus kayak is built with state-of-the-art materials, using countless hours of quality cabinet-making manual labor.
It should be taken into consideration that it is not a job that can be built online (8 or 10 hours of work a day). Some days we will only be able to work on your wooden kayak for an hour or two, applying a coat of resin for example.
The handmade construction of a wooden kayak is a meticulous and 90% manual job, which requires and demands a lot of concentration and lack of haste.

When we work on a wooden kayak…
”time stops… it doesn't exist”.

For this reason, I ask my clients for patience, I involve them and make them participate at all times in the manufacturing process of their wooden kayak. They accompany me on this fantastic adventure until the day of their delivery.

The wait and patience are certainly worth the wait.

The final price of our wooden kayaks varies depending on the model, finish and accessories that are added. A base price would be from €3,500 (VAT included).
I present a tutorial, video by video, so you can build your own wooden kayak.

Kayak surf paddle

These paddles, perhaps unusual in the world of kayak surfing, are increasingly appreciated by lovers of the Greenlandic paddle who practice this discipline.

Options:

  Laminated

  Non-laminated

Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks NEW! Detachable


En la foto:
laminada

Oversized paddle

palas groenlandesas | nautilus kayaks
Also called strength-paddles, towards the tip the measure is reduced again to allow a comfortable grip of the hand for different maneuvers. It can be applied to blades with or without shoulders.

Options:

  Laminated

  Non-laminated

Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks NEW! Detachable


Pictured:
oversized and shoulderless paddles

Storm paddle

This paddle requires a specific paddling technique, which avoids exposing the racket to the wind, sliding the grip alternately between the two blades.

Options:

  Laminated

  Non-laminated

Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks NEW! Detachable


Pictured:
non-laminated

Hybrid paddle

The main difference with respect to a traditional paddle is found in the length of the pole, equivalent to the paddler’s grip with a European paddle. Much appreciated by paddlers who do not want to give up a «European» paleo technique.

Options:

  Laminated

  Non-laminated

Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks NEW! Detachable


Pictured:
laminated hybrid and shoulderless non-laminated paddles.

Shoulderless paddle

Very similar in performance to its sister with shoulders, but in this case the transition between the pole and the blade is carried out by means of a very smooth curve without any type of bump.

Options:

  Laminated

  Non-laminated

Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks NEW! Destachable


Pictured:
shouldered and shoulderless paddles

Shoulder paddle

The shoulders are a transition from shaft to blade in the form of a slight angle. This grip is comfortable and ergonomic and places our hands in the right place, providing control over the racket and the security of finding the right grip even under water.

Options:

  Laminated

  Non-laminated

Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks ¡NEW! Detachable


Pictured:
laminated and non-laminated paddles

Pala de kayak surf

Estas palas, quizás poco habituales en el mundo del kayak surf, son cada vez más apreciadas por los amantes de la pala Groenlandesa que practican esta disciplina.

Disponible en:

  Laminada      Sin laminar


En la foto:
laminada

Pala sobredimensionada

palas groenlandesas | nautilus kayaks

También llamadas de fuerza, hacia la punta se vuelve a reducir la medida para permitir un agarre cómodo de la mano para distintas maniobras. Puede aplicarse en las palas con hombros o sin ellos.

Opciones:

  Laminada   Sin laminar Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks ¡NUEVO! Desmontable


En la foto:
sobredimensionada y sin hombros

Pala de tormenta

Esta pala requiere de una técnica de paleo específica, que evita exponer la pala al viento, deslizando el agarre de forma alternativa entre las dos hojas.

Opciones:

  Laminada   Sin laminar Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks ¡NUEVO! Desmontable


En la foto:
sin laminar

Pala híbrida

La diferencia principal con respecto a una pala tradicional se encuentra en el largo de la pértiga equivalente al agarre del palista con una pala europea. Muy apreciada por palistas que no quieren renunciar a una técnica de paleo “europea”.

 

Opciones:

  Laminada

  Sin laminar

Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks ¡NUEVO! Desmontable


En la foto:
híbrida laminada y sin hombros sin laminar

Pala sin hombros

Es muy similar en prestaciones a su hermana con hombros pero en este caso la transición entre pértiga y hoja se realiza mediante una curva muy suave sin ningún tipo de resalto.

Opciones:

  Laminada   Sin laminar Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks ¡NUEVO! Desmontable


En la foto:
sin hombros y con hombros

Pala con hombros

Los hombros son una transición desde la pértiga a la hoja en forma de un suave ángulo. Este agarre es cómodo y ergonómico y nos sitúa las manos en su lugar correcto, aportando control sobre la pala y la seguridad de encontrar el agarre correcto incluso bajo el agua.

Opciones:

Pala groenlandesa Nautilus Kayaks ¡NUEVO! Desmontable


En la foto:
laminada y sin laminar