Because it proved very difficult to create a plane-ticketing website that could be paddled around lakes, the first offering from newly formed New Zealand company McLellan Jacobs is a super-lightweight, indulgently sexy one-seat boat named the Kayak 1.
To keep weight to a crazy-light 36lbs (which allows for maximum maneuverability/pick-up-and-put-on-top-of-your-car-ability), they're using low-temperature carbon fiber just about everywhere on this thing.
All 12ft, 10in have been hand-laid (like you!) by some of the same guys that build America's Cup boats.
That includes the paddles, likely making you skittish about sullying them in the water if you're ever up sh*t creek.
They commissioned one of New Zealand's top furniture-makers to perform their woodworking magic on the teak and ash trim. It's used on sections like this carrying handle and the deck hatch, which is both used for storing your stuff, and as a popular bumper sticker slogan for Utah Democrats.
Every bolt and fitting, like this rope hole, is made outta solid billet-machined brass, then plated with gold you can eventually sell to MC Hammer for cash.