Useful Info


Ordering is simple. Call us, tell us which model, color and seat you’d like and place a $1000 deposit on your boat by check or any major credit card. We strive to have ordered boats ready in10 – 14 days.  This may vary depending on demand.  Call for prognostications.



XLT – Xpedition Lite

Max 5 Camo


(12′ pond hopper)

$3 150
(18 lbs)

$2 950
(21 lbs)

$3 150
(24 lbs)

SpitFire 13

(higher capacity pond hopper)

$3 250
(20 lbs)

$3 050
(23 lbs)

$3 250
(26 lbs)


(14′ performance tripper)

$3 350
(20 lbs)

$3 150
(23 lbs)

$3 350
(26 lbs)


(15′ performance tripper)

$3 450
(22 lbs)

$3 250
(26 lbs)

$3 450
(30 lbs)


(15′ kneeling tripper)


$3 450
(28-29 lbs)

$3 550
(33 lbs)


(16′ fitness / racer / tripper)

$3 550
(23 lbs)

$3 350
(27 lbs)

$3 550
(31 lbs)


(17′ performance tandem)


$4 295
(39 lbs)


All hulls are Vacuum Infused. Weights include seat, backband, footpegs and carry pads.

Our prices vs others

Our base price includes deluxe features others either don’t offer or you have to pay a premium price to get. We take pride in giving our customers not only the highest quality and best performing boats on the water, but also the best value. The following is a list of what we include as “standard equipment” that others charge extra for:

Placid Boatworks


Cobrasoxcarbon / Kevlar Gunwales and Thwarts


$100 to $200 / Not Available

Foot Braces


$50 to $85

Two-Tone Hull with Scuff Patch


$100, if available

Tinting of Clearcoat
Green / Red / Blue / Clear (black carbon showing)


Not Available with most

Choice of Several Carbon Seat



Kayak Back Band



Upcharges on other manufacturers’ boats = $500+ extra


Custom gel coat colors are available for as little as $200.  Simple accent striping is $200. More complex paint schemes are priced on an individual basis and are based on the amount of work involved. Please note that custom colors are SOLID; unlike our tinted clear stock colors, YOU WILL NOT SEE THE CARBON WEAVE THROUGH THESE COLORS.

Please also note that custom colors and schemes are just that – custom.  You will need to think about how you want your boat to look and provide us with drawn details of your design and colors.  We have the INSTINT COLOR BOOK.

If the rented color book is not returned within 14 days, an additional purchase fee of $40 will be added to the order.

Stock colors







Lightweight Fabric Carry Yoke


Custom Spray Decks for any of our solo boats. Fold into small thwart bag (included). Tan or Green


Extra Seat


Placid Boatworks Headsweats Cap (Olive Green, Navy, Black, Orange)



Werner Kalliste All Carbon, low angle (crank shaft – 2-piece)


Werner Ikelos or Cyprus All Carbon, high angle (crank shaft – 2-piece)


Werner Camano Carbon/Glass, low angle (crank shaft – 2-piece)


Werner Shuna Carbon/Glass, high angle (crank shaft – 2-piece)


Fleece 2-piece takedown Paddle Bag by The Bag Lady


FoxWorx Straight or Bent single blade paddle


FoxWorx Stinger Bent Kayak Paddle


FoxWorx Vixen Bent Kayak Paddle


Deep Paddle and PFD Discounts With Boat Purchase

Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)

Astral Ronnie and Linda Touring

$100 / $95

Astral V8 Breathable


Astral V8 Breathable


Astral Ronnie Fisher Touring


Astral Norge and Abba


Astral Birdog PFD for your best friend!  (XS – XL)

$50 / $80

Placid Boatworks Super Tuff EVA Foam Boat Pad for Dogs


Shipping info

We do not ship boats.  Fortunately, we know people who do it very well.  Steve at KAS Transport delivers boats nationwide through independent haulers who have trailers with racks designed to carry canoes, kayaks and small boats.  Jon Stephan has hauled boats for decades and runs the East Coast to Florida every three weeks or so.

Call or email for quotes.  (Note: when we consign a boat to a shipper for out-of-state delivery, you do not pay 7.75% NYS sales tax.)

KAS Transport

Jon Stephan

Our warranty

We at Placid boatworks are proud of the canoes we build. We guarantee both materials and our workmanship for the usable life of the canoe as defined by wear. Our boats, when properly used and maintained, will last a long, long time.

We try to build our hulls properly the first time. If for some reason we didn’t, we’ll make it right to you, repairing or replacing hulls and components at our option, but at no cost to the owner.

We don’t warrant against abuse. If you wrap the hull around a rock, scrape through the bottom or abandon woodwork to weather or rot, those are problems created by lack of proper maintenance or abuse. We will repair your Placid boat; please email or call for an appointment and return it to us for an estimate and repair.