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Info & Dates - Build your own Canoe with Kanubau Nord

Here everything important at a glance

Dates for the canoe self-build courses on request

For groups from 3 people, please contact me here:


Cost of the canoe building courses

The courses cost 1095 € per canoe, two nice wooden paddles included. This makes your canoe much cheaper than conventional off-the-shelf canoes, and you build it yourself!

General information about building your own canoe at Kanubau Nord

In four days you build your own canoe.

We build the canoes from light material so that they can be carried by one or two people. They also fit on the roof of a car. The body of the boat and the seats are made of waterproof glued plywood, everything else is made of solid wood. All seams are glued with high quality epoxy resin and fiberglass strips. This gives very light and stable canoes, which are suitable for tours on lakes and rivers. I also use them for fishing and relaxing.

All canoes are equipped with two seats and are designed for one to two people with luggage. Without luggage, one or two children can also fit in.

Each canoe comes with two ready-made, beautiful wooden paddles so you can sail right away.

The courses are suitable for individuals as well as for small groups. You don't need any experience in wood craft as the procedures are very simple. Feel free to bring friends or family to help and make a vacation out of it. It doesn't cost extra.

The canoes are coated with a layer of colorless epoxy resin and are ready to go. If you want to paint your canoe, you are welcome to bring paints and your own design.

We always have tea and coffee for free. Please bring your own food and other drinks.

Location and accommodation

The courses take place in Mühlenberg 4, 24398 Sundsacker, near Kappeln in North Germany, on the grounds of the company "Eventnature".

Here you can also spend the night directly on the Schlei Fjord. There is the possibility to camp, to book an existing tent or to stay in nice wooden huts.

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Canoe course at your place

Alternatively I can travel to your place for the canoe courses. Please contact me!

You can choose 4 different types of canoes

  • Canoe Aal

    Based on the dugout canoes used for thousands of years, this is a very light, slender flat-bottomed canoe. It is very maneuverable, therefore ideal for winding streams and rivers, but even suitable on lakes.

  • Canoe Hecht

    The classic, a typical "Indian canoe", also called "Canadian". Elegant, very light, super easy to paddle. Suitable for rivers and lakes.

  • Canoe Lachs

    A canoe that has proven itself even on large lakes in strong winds with quite a bit of swell. Somewhat higher built than the "Hecht" and equipped with a continuous keel bar, it can also be sailed.

  • Canoe Schwertfisch

    An elegant, fast canoe with a flat bottom and a large, continuous keel bar, suitable for long distances on lakes or rivers, but also for a summer Sunday outing with a picnic basket and your loved ones. It is also good for sailing.