Who we are

The Kazulin family are Canadian designers and manufacturers of exclusive Kavalk yacht tenders and refined runabouts. From the initial concept to the final testing, all work is done in-house by our experts and artisans. We have combined modern technology with classic beauty and elegance in our unique and original retro style. For over 40 years, these features have attracted international customers and enthusiasts.

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Our family’s tradition of designing and building fine watercraft started seven generations ago on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia. Since then, generations of Kazulins have produced commercial and pleasure boats in Europe and North America. In the early 1900’s Simon Kazulin built many of the early motor driven finishing vessels when he ran Skansi Boatworks in Gig Harbor Washington U.S.A. His son Mike continued this tradition with his line of Kazulin-Cole wooden boats into the 1960’s in nearby Tacoma Washington.

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Meanwhile, Simon’s youngest son Veljko remained in Croatia designing and building very fine wooden excursion boats and runabouts. He diversified in the late ‘50s and built not only the first fiberglass production boat in Eastern Europe, but also one of the first modern “retro style” boats; a 20 foot barcha which has been produced in the thousands, and can be found in most Adriatic ports.

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In the 70’s, the family tradition continued in Canada when the Kazulins moved to Vancouver British Columbia where Veljko and his son Tony setup shop.

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