top of page
lightest boats in the woods.jpg

Our Boats

We call our boats pack canoes, but they have many kayak features. The paddler sits comfortably low in the boat, below water level, so body weight serves as stabilizing ballast. This position also means that less of the paddler's body is exposed to the wind and serving as an unwanted sail. The hull width is designed to be used with a double-bladed (kayak) paddle. Every stroke is a power stroke, eliminating the corrective strokes necessary with a single-bladed paddle. The double-bladed paddle is a stabilizing brace, in or near the water, on both sides, at all times.

our boats
family canoe hornbeck boats.jpg

Hornbeck Boats are known for being light: most weigh less than 30 lbs., many weigh less than 20 lbs., and a few weigh less than 15 lbs.Our boats are sold directly from our store in Olmstedville, in the Adirondack Park of New York State. You can take delivery of your boat at our store or we can ship it to you. Our boats are available in a range of lengths, widths, depths, and weights, so we can fit people to boats that are appropriate for their size and intended use(see Perfect Fit Program). We have a pond, a wide assortment of boats to demo, and knowledgeable staff to help you find the boat that's right for you.

lightweight canoes.jpg

So if you are seeking a boat that combines the best features of a canoe and a kayak, a boat that fits you perfectly, consider a Hornbeck.


The Classic

user-friendly, stable boats that are well-suited for all your paddling needs.



These boats have been race tested, and they are fast!


The New tricks

These boats are more suited to those looking to travel long distances faster, or like a more sporty feel.


Kid's Boats

Start that life long paddler off with a quality craft that truly fits them.


Solo/ Tandem

 For those looking for a good solo boat, but still want to take the occasional tandem trip; or looking for something with lots of capacity for the long haul.

bottom of page