Guideboat Co.

With the summer holidays behind us I want to share a gem I came across on one of those lazy days. 

The Guideboat company is the creation of Restoration Hardware founder Stephen Gordon, and co-founder of YouTube Chad Hurley. Their mission is to build exceptional renditions of American vintage boats.


Elegance of line and born of requirement, built for 19th century Adirondack guide and gentry alike, defined by more than 100 years of speed, stealth and stability, an American classic returns.


First crafted circa 1870s for lobstermen and later a staple of the US Lighthouse Keepers Service, now a Maine coast favorite, joyous to row, fast and stable, amply sized for you as well as a few.


Originating in Long Beach, CA in 1946, the trim pram Sabot was referred to as a “budget sized yacht”…small, wicked-fast and maneuverable under sail, equally adept rowed or motored.

True to Gordon's aesthetics he has not only revived some classic American boat designs; he also offers goods that are acquired from their original sources.

Australia is represented by the one and only Blundstone's Original 500 boot.

Even if paddling on the water isn't your thing, check out the beautiful oars as a decorative piece.

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