Any object that is labelled a “classic” instantly becomes more desirable, and therefore more valuable.

For something to be considered a classic, it must be an outstanding example of a particular style; something that exemplifies its class. For example, Kavalk boats are widely regarded as classic because the heritage (seven generations) and craftsmanship that goes into each build, results a particular quality in design that is unmatched.

Classic: Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

Classic Design

Within many classic designs, there are commonalities that exist. The most notable of these is their beauty; organic shapes and natural lines that remind us of the human (often feminine) form and our natural surroundings.

When creating a classic design, one of the most important considerations is symmetry. The human eye is drawn to symmetry – such as clear geometric shapes that display a careful balance of rigor, clarity, and simplicity. Objects, like Kavalk boats, that convey stability in their design use symmetry to provide strong organizational structure, and a classic, trusting message of comfort and harmony.

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As an industrially manufactured object, a classic’s design maintains timeless aesthetic value. It serves as a standard of its kind, a reminder of a bygone age, and remains up to date regardless of the year of its design. This partnership of quality materials, craftsmanship, and time is exemplified in the African mahogany decks and tuck-and-roll upholstery, that is characteristic of every Kavalk boat.


There are some who consider “perfection” to be an important ingredient present in a “classic”. To achieve this perfection, the design process often involves many stages of improving and elaborating until perfection is achieved, and the result is a totally flawless item that is beyond reproach. A fine example of this is Kavalk’s mahogany decks. These breathtaking masterpieces are vacuum-bagged to a cored sub-deck, and then finished with as many as twenty coats of varnish, to produce an exceptional piano-like finish.

Classic Style

If age and quality were the only criteria to being awarded the designation of “classic“, we would find ourselves surrounded by classics. Thus, aside from rarity and value, there are those who believe style plays an important role in an item/object being awarded the designation of “classic”.

Restraint, symmetry, sophistication, and appeal to antiquity, are present in the style of a genuine “classic”. Today, “classic” items – whether they be art, literature, music, architecture, or boats – are chosen by wealthy people with settled taste preferences; as well as those who prefer the age-old cultural values ​​and traditions over fleeting, fatuous trends.

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Classic style means to create a unique artistic composition, where every detail is in harmony with others and carefully selected.

The materials used to communicate a “classic” style are natural or unique, and therefore not cheap. Kavalk’s, for example, are adorned with precious woods, expensive upholstery fabrics, and natural leather.

Classic, Antique, Vintage

A classic is not necessarily an antique. Most authorities consider the preferred definition of the term “antique“ to mean an age of at least 100 years. If an item is not definitively datable to 100 or more years in age, it should not be directly referred to as an antique. Likewise, classics are not always vintage objects. An item described as “vintage“ should exhibit the best of a certain quality, or qualities, associated with or belonging to a specific era. There are some who believe “vintage“ should not be used in reference to objects less than 20 years old.


Classics cannot be invented, they must evolve; first by winning approval, and secondly by slowly acquiring value. Through this process, an object earns the iconic “classic” status by becoming instantly recognizable, and by inciting different emotional responses; such as surprise, delight, and nostalgia.

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From its mirror-finished mahogany deck, to the beveled chrome gauges, and tuck-and-roll leather upholstery, Kavalk boats have a style that communicates a simple and sophisticated, quiet confidence that is unmistakable and soul-stirring; exactly what one would expect from a “classic”.