GLBW does not operate an assembly line. Each craft is built individually, with full input from the client, to create a wholly unique and exclusive vessel of distinction that unites form and function, beauty and utility.

Every GLBW boat is built to exacting standards, but a client must first decide on the type of canoe to be built. While GLBW’s proprietary cedar plank and canvas model, the "Kilcoo" 15'7" canoe is always available, we are not limited to this design alone; GLBW has also built Chestnut Canoe Co. and Peterborough Canoe Co. boats from both the new and original moulds that are available to us. GLBW can also build many popular canoe and kayak designs with cedar strip hulls.

The level of finish of each boat – along with the choice of woods, trim, hardware, and paint – will vary according to the needs and desires of each client. Beyond this, detailing such as specialised paint, custom decals, trim, and hardware can further enhance a boat’s individuality.  More on boat customisation can be found on our F.A.Q. page.

Please browse photo galleries to see examples of our Custom work. For further information please contact us by e-mail:, or by phone: 647-454-GLBW (4529).
Custom Canoes

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Kilcoo Camp Fleet