Stitch-and-glue construction, along with the development of epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood, has revolutionized and revitalized wooden boat building. this. Some modern boats vary considerably from a traditional design but still claim the title "kayak", for instance in eliminating the cockpit by seating the paddler on top. Complete kits for guillemot kayaks designs are supplied by chesapeake light craft. kayak kits and other boat kits include all the materials required to build your own.