Let us help you build your own:

Sea kayaks
and if you don't have time, you can order your boat

"Wood strip boats are more than having a boat. They are functional art that people build out of wood with their hands"
- Gorge Living- Spring'06

"Discover some of the most beautiful wooden canoes and kayaks ever built. Whether you want to own a piece of practical art handmade by a master or learn the timeless skills yourself, boat builder Ray Klebba, owner of White Salmon Boat Works, has all the options." more>>
- Fine Living TV Network:"The Genuine Article" Dec'03 video>>

Other references to Ray's boats in the media

Ray's boats have received numerous awards

Tips from Ray:
How to select a canoe
. . . and . . .
Understanding sea kayak design.

Our Wedding in a canoe.


Welcome to

White Salmon Boats Works

Over 18 years in business

Over 185 happy students built their own "Dreamboat"

Hundreds of Kit builders

Award winning boats

Portland Wooden Boat Show 2001, 2006 Awards:

Kenosha: "Best Paddle Boat"

The White Salmon Pram:"Best Row Boat"

Minnesota Canoe Association Builders Show 1999 Award:

Polar Star Sea Kayak:"People's Choice Award"

Best tandem canoe award The Kenosha Canoe

Portland Boat show "Best Boat" White Salmon Pram
Voted best complete kit boat "the Kenosha Canoe

Read The history of Strip Canoe Building

Stop dreaming and start building

Build or buy your own dreamboat today


1006 NW Cherry Hill Rd. White Salmon, Washington 98672 USA Call-509-637-4393 Email- Rayklebba@gmail.Com
All Contents Copyright 2016 White Salmon Boat Works All Rights Reserved.Date modified 01/02/2017
last Update: 10/02/2014
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