HAND-BUILT IN KAUA’I SINCE 1981
To Sail Everywhere
Holopuni- which in Hawaiian means "to sail everywhere" is the original name Nick Beck gave to the 3 man outrigger canoe in which he set out to explore the coastal areas of each of the Hawaiian Islands.
The Holopuni OC3 Paddle and the OC3 Sail are the three person, 30' Hawaiian outrigger canoes that have evolved since 1981 to meet the many challenging needs for paddling, sailing and camping in the wide variety of conditions found in waters worldwide.
Our canoes are also built light and strong using the highest quality materials and advanced composite technology.
Skilled craftsmen with a real love of canoes will build your canoe with the same care and attention to detail that they put into their own boats.
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Nick Beck has always loved Hawaiian outrigger canoes. Nick has been studying, repairing and building canoes since the early 1960’s. After spending a summer in Tahiti he returned and built his Hawaiian six man racing outrigger canoe “Waioli”. His signature 3 man paddling and sailing canoes were developed with over 50 years of experience and passion for outrigger canoes.
Founder & Owner
Nick Beck was born on Kaua‘i, has been involved in community programming for youth, and cofounded the Hanalei Hawaiian Civic Canoe Club and the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association.
Nick has traveled extensively throughout the Pacific basin pursuing surfing and outrigger paddling, and throughout Africa on humanitarian missions.
His overriding passion is building outrigger sailing canoes capable of handling extremely difficult interisland travels, yet are easy to launch, sail and surf.
Nick has four kids and six grandchildren all of whom love the ocean.
Let the Adventures Begin
All of our canoes are hand-built and custom-made to order. Our OC3 is the canoe of our dreams, and of yours. Contact Nick about ordering your very own Holopuni paddling or sailing canoe.
Holopuni Va’a Hawaiki Nui Voyage 2019
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2019
The 10th edition of the Holopuni Va'a Hawaiki Nui Voyage, a sailing canoe race from Tahiti to Bora Bora, will also be the Holopuni World Championship!