Update – August 2017

Feathercraft Has Closed Permanently, and has stopped making folding kayaks, rafts and accessories.

 

Feathercraft Replacement Parts 

A limited parts shop is currently being set up. We will be able to supply limited replacement aluminum frame parts, and various plastic parts, including hardware pieces.

NEW CONTACT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED IN THE FALL.

 

COMPLETE RUDDERS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE AND ARE NOT BEING MADE.
Limited rudder components (pulley wheels, rudder blocks with stainless steel pin) will be available for order.

 

Fabric for kayak skin repairs will be available, but we will not undertake these repairs ourselves.

 

Spray skirts, sea socks and replacement air sponsons will also be available for certain models.

 

December 2016
Feathercraft has now permanently stopped making folding kayaks, rafts and accessories. Due to a number of factors, including poor economic conditions, changing lifestyles, flight baggage restrictions and increasing costs, we have found that making our premium kayaks is no longer financially viable. We will miss the incredible feedback and adventure stories that we have received over the years. I personally will miss these customers, our many suppliers, and also my dedicated colleagues who have helped make our beautiful boats. Thank you all for your tremendous support over these past 40 years.

Everything has a beginning……..and an end.

Sincerely Yours,
Doug Simpson
Founder and Principal Owner

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Questions about vintage models, care or assembly?
Check Resources for assembly instructions, and FAQ for care and maintenance, and other helpful tips.

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Why Folding? It’s not just that it folds into a backpack.  You become part of the environment with a skin on frame kayak. You are not separate from the water, but joined. The skin responds actively to the changing sea conditions. From the gentle undulation of a calm day, to a storm’s fury, wave energy is absorbed, and the kayak flows through surges and swells, protecting you. The real question is, why NOT folding?

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Can’t make it to our shop? Here’s a virtual visit.