Coming to you from Buda, Texas, the Sea Dart by Escobedo Boat Works is a canoe-kayak hybrid that’s perfectly proportioned for cruising, fishing, and fitness. Measuring 4.87m in length and weighing in at just under 25kg, the Sea Dart is sturdy enough to access tidal waters and stable enough that you can stand for fishing. There’s plenty of room to store a cooler, tackle box and the catch of the day. Webbing at the bow and stern are perfect for holding additional items or relocating the essentials to gain some extra leg room.
Using Joubert Okoume marine plywood imported from France, the hull is constructed using a Viking-era technique. The lapstrake method involves overlapping the panels and gluing them with high-test epoxy, then coating the hull with fiberglass, and finishing the sanding by hand. This method keeps the Sea Dart lightweight, strong, and free of complicated hardware, while meeting British standards that are integral to assuring that the boat is capable on the water.
The Sea Dart is more than your average skiff. It’s not only for those who enjoy the water but also who appreciate beauty and exceptional craftsmanship. The Sea Dart is available online through Texan lifestyle brand No.4 St. James. Each vessel is made to order. Optional accessories include a Werner kalliste straight shaft black paddle and a Yeti cooler with custom Sea Dart graphics. The Sea Dart is available in three colours: oyster, mist, and moon dust.