John Forney is a boat designer and builder from Texas.
He has already designed and built a number of kayaks, both in wood and skin-on-frame.
John took upon himself to be the first to design and build a wooden W boat, and he did it.
This W is 12 feet long and 30 inches wide, and it can take two large size kayak fishermen with all their gear, as well as camping gear:
Bennett Crow christening John’s W boat. Photo: John Forney.
John says: “It’s a known thing that you build your first boat just to learn and then you throw it away, but this boat is just too good to throw – it’s amazing.”
John is now involved in building two more wooden W boats, and he plans to design and build W boats in other materials as well.