Wooden canoes are usually made of wood, canvas, and epoxy. An average wooden canoe is commonly 13 feet long and has a bow depth of 17 inches, a stern depth of 15 inches, and a mid depth of 12 inches. They are considerably lightweight canoes and are also known as freestyle canoes. They are meant to be used by experienced rowers. They may come with standard keels, outwales, decks, rawhide seats, thwarts, and carrying yokes.
Wooden canoes may seat one or two persons and may have a weight capacity of around 400 pounds. They are ideal for recreational use and should not be used for racing or whitewater excursions.
Wooden rowboats may be made of either wood composites or real teak, which is popular among rowboat makers. They may also have cedar plank hulls steam-bent and secured with brass rivets. They may be sealed with fiberglass finished with epoxy for strength and luster.
Wooden rowboats may come with varnished thwarts, seats, and decks.
Wooden sailboats are commonly made of durable wood like cedar or teak. Some models are actually rowboats that have been converted into sailboats by adding sails and masts.
Small wooden sailboats are about 17 feet long. Larger ones (cruise types) can be as long as 102 feet. Smaller boats are operated by oars but larger ones are equipped with single engines or motors that run on diesel fuel. They may accommodate three to eight persons, depending on the boat’s weight capacity.
Wooden kayaks are constructed of wooden frames and a skin for covering. They are meant for short-distance rowing, although some are reinforced for adventure rowing. They are usually lightweight and may accommodate one or two persons.