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high-end canoe builder / shop in south FL

I was dead set on ordering a new Swift carbon-kevlar pack canoe ($3200) but shipping it from Canada to south FL is absurd ($900). If you're not familiar with these, think 15' long and weighs only 32 lbs as opposed to your typical 14', 75lb rotomolded kayak (like the one I sold).

Is there a shop anywhere in the southern half of FL that carries something like this? Maybe ECC can go back to the old days and make me one custom?

If it's not under 40lbs and preferably low 30's then I don't want it


  • krashkrash Posts: 878 Officer
    IDK of locally.. most of the manufacturers are up North. If you are not set on the Swift, in St. Pete carries Wenonah canoes.

    I have a Wenonah Vagabond 14'6" Kevlar-Flex Core build, its 38 pounds... there is a lighter version Kevlar UL build that's only 32 pounds and also a Tuff-Weave build that is 40 pounds. There used to be a Royal-Ex version that was about 44 pounds, but Royal-Ex material was discontinued. 

    Canoe Country is in St. Pete, certainly much cheaper to drive over there than ship from up North...

    High end canoes are not much in demand here.. I knew someon who had a Swift and it was a nice canoe.
    Old Fugger who just likes to fish
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