M I L L B R O O K B O A T S
CUSTOM BOAT CONSTRUCTION: All boats are custom built to order for the individual, there are no boats in stock. There are no dealers or retail stores carrying my canoes. All boats are laminated from a combination of S type fiberglass, which is stronger than E type, and Kevlar fabrics using a high quality Vinylester resin for superior strength and durability. I use a pigmented skin layer (first fiberglass layer) for color, rather than a gel coat, to keep weight down. Usually the pigment color bleeds through into the Kevlar layers which are vacuum bagged. When this happens I know that there is a good mechanical and chemical bond throughout the lay-up. If you don't like the look of this, you can paint the interior of your boat with an exterior latex paint. The color gray looks goon on the inside.
TERMS: A deposit of approximately 50% of the total cost of the boat is due with your order; the remainder to be paid before or upon delivery. Your boat will not be started until your deposit is received. Also, your boat will not be shipped until final payment is received. Prices shown are for standard lay up. Other lay-ups are available. All prices and policies are subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that I can match your color choice exactly. Also, if I give you an "estimated" completion date of July 1st, for example, there is no guarantee that your boat will be ready on July 1st. Things happen. I like to go paddling too!
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE to John Kazimierczyk, or Millbrook Boats. No other combinations of these words will be accepted. If I have to return your check because the bank won't cash it, there will be a delay in starting your boat. There will be a $25.00 service charge for "bounced" checks.
I prefer a check or money order, but I also accept payment through Paypal. No fees to you. Paypal will also convert non U.S. funds into U.S. funds.
FOR OPEN CANOES - Your choice of 1 solid color.
FOR DECKED CANOES - Your choice of solid colors.
ALSO: Prices shown for open canoes do not include seats, pedestals, or any other outfitting. Many people prefer to install their own outfitting. However, if provided with adequate measurements, I can install cane seats, or minicell foam pedestals, and thigh strap anchor points at extra cost.1 cane seat plus installation is $40. 1 minicell pedestal, single set of thigh straps, foam hip blocks, knee pads, plus installation, comes to $225. Double straps bring the price to $250. Padded double straps bring the price to $300. These prices include installation into a composite boat. Various sizes of Gaia flotation bags are also available at an extra charge.For a complete "gunwale job", which includes removing all old wood and decks, and installing new ash gunwales and thwarts, the price is $250.Canoe maintenance: I recommend applying an exterior oil to the gunwales at least once a year. A product such as Watco or Behr's works fine. Don't store your boat in the direct sun. Also, applying a quality car wax to the hull once or twice a year will help protect it against UV damage. A composite boat that is taken care of will last at least 25 years.See the Accessories page for info about other products. You will receive a firm price quote on your particular boat and any custom work when I acknowledge your order. Boats can be shipped by truck, usually Roadway Express, now called YRC, unless you have another preference. I also ship internationally either by ship or plane. I charge $35 for packaging materials for domestic shipments on my end. You will be responsible for the freight charges that I prepay, before I ship your boat.