More than just watercraft, our wooden boats, kayaks and canoes represent connections to a legacy of craftsmanship and old world techniques!
|Material||Canadian western red cedar, mahogany, fiberglass, epoxy|
|Dimension||127L x 26.25W x 22H Inches|
|Assembled Product Weight||82 kg|
Sampan, also known as thuyen ba la tam ban, is a type of small wooden boat or skiff. First invented in Han Dynasty China, these beautiful boats soon appeared in the waters of Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The word “sam pan” in Chinese means “three boards”, but sampan today may be made with more.
Our display-only version features seven boards made of star wood or Merawan hardwood, a local fine wood similar to golden oak. Assembled around a skeleton wood frame, it’s then smoothly sanded, painted in teal color, and varnished. This model also comes in red.
- Intended for display only
- Made of star wood, or Merawan hard wood
- Dimensions: 127L x 36.25W x 22H inches
- Weight: 113.5 lbs
- Teal color
How we build our perfect kayak, canoe & boat
Spyglassshop is invested in the type of construction that recalls generations of boat making. Our commitment has always been and will continue to be, to excellence, to tradition and to creating products that you can enjoy both for their performance and incredible beauty.
Inspired by history, the names of our watercraft are derived from the northern waterways where natives and settlers have used them for centuries. Merging centuries-old customs with improvements in technology, we bring you boats that excel in every category.
Beginning with pliable, high quality Canadian cedar and hardwoods, our craftsmen hand join each individual strip. Hundreds of hours go into the construction of our boats, as perfection is the only option. Once built, the piece is encapsulated in fiberglass epoxy resin adding an extra layer of durability and strength. At last, the water craft is ready for its nautical debut.