The hammock boat thing – Hammocraft from $999


The Hammocraft has evolved from half a dozen different designs that we tested, torqued, and tampered with over a period of nearly 10 years. We are proud to offer a product that has suspended friends on rivers, rapids, ocean swell and many many lakes and slow rivers. We know our passion will become yours as soon as you step aboard a Hammocraft.

What do you get when you combine air and metal? Hybrid schemes have always been our thing: In high school, we were tandem thrill-skeekers and contraption-tinkers, finding joy outdoors but also inside workshops shooting sparks and repurposing junk piles.

Our first hammock craft fulfilled our twin fascination with relaxation and transportation. Summer 2006, we welded a hammock frame to the side of a rusted-out 1973 Toyota truck – our take on a recreational vehicle. Float-flying at breakneck speeds fueled our lust for invention.

Next came hammock bikes and trikes for Burning Man – perfect for pedaling around in dust storms. Weary of asphalt and dust, we took to the water.

In the Hammocraft, we’ve found the ultimate balance of thrill and chill. Easy to transport and assemble, we can set sail in a matter of minutes and float the day away. We promise: Our passion will become yours as soon as you step aboard a Hammocraft.


The Hammocraft features a high-quality aluminum and stainless steel frame, quick connections for easy setup and takedown, and a set of straps for attaching the frame to your floatable of choice. The Hammoframe is designed to sling up to 5 hammocks atop paddle boards, river rafts, even dry land – essentially wherever or whatever you dream up as a hammock dock.

Stable and sturdy, this Hammocraft provides a step up in utility. Float class II-III whitewater with ease, or rig the raft for a scenic cruise down your favorite river. A rowing frame is not included, but the Hammocraft frame will easily strap down to an existing rowing frame.


(4) 304 stainless steel polished corner connectors

(4) 6061 aluminum pipes for base

(4) 6061 extra strong aluminum pipes for upright support with slot and knot system for easy hammock attachment and height adjustment

(4) cinch straps with zinc plated cam buckle to attach the frame to paddle boards

(1) nylon ski bag with handles and reinforced stitching for frame poles

(1) nylon duffel bag with handles and reinforced stitching for hammocks and frame corners

weight capacity: 800 lbs

frame weight: 59 lbs

frame dimensions: 7’2” wide x 7’2” deep x 3’8” tall



Hyside Livery 14′

Non-self bailing floor

fixed thwarts, leafield valves, 6 chambers and 4 valves for inflation

hypalon coated 1680 denier nylon fabric and triple bonded seams

full length urethane bottom chafers

maximum frame length: 86″

Hammocraft capacity: 1-8 people


(4) ENO Single Nest parachute nylon hammocks

(2) aluminum wiregate carabiners / hammock

wide array of colors to choose from [after order is placed]

breathable quick drying nylon with attached compression stuff sack

weight capacity: 400 lbs

hammock weight: 16 oz

hammock dimensions: 4’7” wide x 9’4” long


jack-beckett is one of the authors writing for Outdoor Revival