Hawaiian Designs by John Martin, Inc.

Nai'a - oneman canoe

Nai'a is Hawaiian for Dolphin. This is our 2nd generation canoe. While still ideal for the open ocean swell, the longer, sleeker body style is faster in flat water than our Honukai was. This canoe was designed with the competition paddler in mind, but still stable and comfortable enough for the novice paddler. Now, twelve years later, it is still a competitive canoe.

General Information

Lay-ups Available:
  • Standard fiberglass, polyester resin, "wet" lay-up
  • A variety of colors to choose from
  • Standard or low-profile rudder
  • See Color Chart

  • Length is 21'6"
  • Width at seat is 14.5"
  • Hull Weight - 31 lbs. standard
  • Ama Weight - 6 lbs. Std.


    The canoe, ama, and rudder are constructed of fiberglass and polyester resin. A one-inch stringer of closed cell foam runs the length of the boat and is bound to the hull and deck for strength and flotation. The "slip-in" iako are made of aircraft grade aluminum tubing. The fittings are stainless steel and aluminum. The standard seat is a gray, closed cell foam design and adjusts to your seating position via Velcro.