Close Hauled 

Shearwater Boats
83 Captain Perry Drive
USA, 04562
Phone: (207) 386-0129
Email: Contact


My name is Eric Schade. I have been building canoes and kayaks since 1983 and models since I was a kid. My brother, Nick and I designed our own kayaks, and through building them, learned what makes a good boat. I am a mechanical engineer while not boat building.

We are a small family owned business, dedicated to providing high quality products which enhance the enjoyment of outdoor places while minimizing impact. We enjoy using our products as much as we enjoy making them, and they have all been thoroughly tested by concerned consumers. My wife Sue and I started this little company in 1994. We have built boats and paddles for many happy customers. When demo-ing our boats in company with mass produced kayaks many customers comment that our kayaks handle better and are more comfortable than anything else they tried.