263 Station Street, Lake Placid NY 12946
Fall/Winter Shop Hours:
Wednesday - Friday 9:30 - 5:30
Or By Appointment 518-524-2949, email@example.com .
We Ship Boats Nationwide!
Not all composite boats are created equal. Placid boats are handmade in the Adirondacks by people who paddle.
Last Updated: January 20, 2011
To build lightweight, efficient paddlecraft in the "greenest" manner possible that help people of all ages and physical abilities enjoy the great outdoors from a different perspective.
***Placid Boatworks is proud to be working with the USA Luge Team.***
Feb. 4 - Test Results from Atlantic Testing Laboratories
Of 61 VOCs (volatile organic compounds) canvassed down to a 5 ppb (That's parts per BILLION) level over a 2.5 hour period in the front two office spaces in the building we work out of, only 4 registered at all - this while Placid Boatworks was building a boat and spraying gel coat in a mold. VOC monitor inside mold while we were infusing a hull read "0". Bear in mind, office space #2 was until recently a hair salon. Here's the breakdown:
Office Space #1
Office Space #2
OSHA PEL (ppm)*
.131 (1 / 7,634th of PEL)
.384 (1 / 2,604th of PEL)
.038 (1 / 10,526th)
.058 (1 / 6,897th)
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
.017 (1 / 11,765th)
.029 (1 / 3,448th)
In case you couldn't tell, we're extremely proud of our clean technology and the manner in which we make the best paddlecraft found anywhere. Our test results from the New York State Division of Health and Safety are equally impressive! It's not just you who demands a safe, clean, top-quality product manufactured in the most environmentally conscious manner - we do, too!
*OSHA permissable exposure levels (PEL) in ppm (parts per MILLION) - 8-hour time-weighted average
ND = Non-detect level
Models for 2012
12' Solo Pack Canoe
13' Solo Pack Canoe
16' Solo Pack Canoe
How We Build Our Boats
Adirondack Trails, a locally produced show, featured Placid Boatworks in a recent segment.
Shadow Sweep in 2010 90-Miler!
2011 Show/Event Schedule
October 6-10, 13-16
Annapolis Boat Shows (Sail - 6-10, Power - 13-16)
***FREE DELIVERY of pre-ordered boats to all shows!***
New - FoxWorx Paddles in Store
New - Seattle Sports Dry Bags, Packs and Gear
We also stock Werner paddles, Astral PFDs and Yakima racks.
RapidFires Sweep Solo Rec class in '09 "90-Miler"
(click for more pics)
Placid Boatworks builds the highest quality solo and tandem recreational canoes available right in our waterside shop in Lake Placid. What sets our paddlecraft apart from other manufacturers?
Strong, lightweight carbon and kevlar construction.
Beautiful, hand-finished Adirondack cherry gunwales and seat frames or high-tech, ultralight Cobrasox (see below)
Highly water resistant thwarts and deck plates of colorful, laminated hardwood.
Clean and green - Click Here to read more on our lamination method or view video above...
Comfort Touring Package
(standard equipment on our boats)*
Cherry Gunwales/ Dymondwood® Thwarts
+$100 - $200 or NA
+$50 - $85
Two-Tone Hull with Scuff Patch
+$125, if available
Custom Tinting of Clearcoat
(Sapphire / Ruby / Emerald / Diamond
Not Available with most
Custom Seat (wood or carbon)
*(For the ultimate in light weight, we also offer a minimalist "Nessmuk Package" - deleting the seat, backband and footbraces and substituting a foam seat.)
Our unique lamination process allows us to build complete boats out of small pieces of fabric that end up in the scrap heap of most boat builders. We offer a limited number of recycled material boats starting at $1,895. Ash rails, 30 lb SpitFire. Call for details.
Cobra XLT Gunwales and Thwarts- Ultralight, Zero Maintenance
20 lb SpitFire / 25 lb RapidFire*
* Includes molded seat, backband and footpegs
BAG IT! -- Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fitted cover for your Placid Boatworks paddlecraft? The BAG LADY, Sue Audette, will build you one of her high quality, custom fit boat bags. These are the same bags that racers use to protect their crafts from sun, rain and road grime, and they’ll do the same for your Placid Boatworks boat. Please visit Sue’s www.waterworkscanoe.com website for more information and to place orders. Particular questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Custom spray decks are available for all solo models. Deck kits include shock-corded aluminum poles, heavy duty coated nylon cover material, and all hardware needed to mount. Comes in a coated nylon thwart bag. Made for us exclusively by The Bag Lady.
RapidFire Sets New Record in 2008 Adirondack Canoe Classic (90-Miler) - 14:49:03.
Click on arrow in center of box below to watch Adirondack Trails show featuring the race.
Next time you're in town, be sure to stop by. If the water's not solid, you can treat yourself to a Placid Boatworks test drive right outside our door. For more information about Placid Boatworks and our product line, call us at 518-524-2949, e-mail us at email@example.com or stop by our 263 Station Street shop (across from the train station).
Pb Lightweight Touring Hats, Werner Paddles and Astral PFDs.
See Price List page for pricing on new items.