Mike Kapteyn is Savvy kayak’s builder and designer. He is a Michigan native who has traveled and explored many of its rivers and lakes, including the great lakes. He has been a professional builder and woodworker for 30 years, and has developed elite crafting skills that can be seen in his workmanship. Mike has gone through an extensive process to build and develop a high performance kayak with special features he designed to enhance the kayaking experience for you. Mike’s attention to fine details, special features, and high performance hull designs are what make these kayaks unique to Savvy Kayak.