Founded by Manufactory owner Marc Daniels, True North Boats is driven by a passion for building the traditional skin-on-frame oceancraft of the far north. We create one-of-a-kind custom kayaks, teach skin-boat building workshops, and are committed to helping traditional skin boat building thrive in the Native communities where it was developed. We are deeply grateful to those Native peoples who are the rightful heirs and owners of this technology.
In 2014 we started MakeAccess Iqyax Apprenticeships, a non-profit program providing full-immersion traditional boatbuilding instruction for Native Alaskans, as well as opportunities to share those cultures with cultures outside of Alaska. 10% of True North's profits go directly to the MakeAccess program.
Learn more at TrueNorthBoats.com