Kayak Manufactures

Boats that you can take on the water from Creek to Sea

Perception Kayaks UK website.  Full of lovely high class paddling toys.
Pyranha have a fantastic range of all round and whitewater kayaks.
Love or hate 'em.   Riot designs certainly make you take a second look.
Canadian manufacturer of some excellent kayak designs.
New kid on the block. Top US playboater Eric 'EJ' Jackson started production of his new range of kayaks in October 2003. The first 'FUN' kayaks hit the UK streets in July 2004.
Open Boat Manufactures
The famous open boat company in Maine, USA. since 1898.

Mad River have been producing quality open boats since 1971

Paddle Manufactures

Ainsworth - The worlds largest manufacturer of sensibly priced RIM paddles. US site only.

One of the worlds best known paddle manufacturers from bonny Scotland.

Soft Kit Manufactures

Not the oldest but definitely the worlds largest producer of quality and innovative kayaking clothing and equipment.
Top class kayaking clothing designs.

Nookie stuff is cool.   Designed and paddled by discerning boaters.

The Yak name has bounced around a few companies over the years but now resides with the boys at Crewsaver.
Paddling Information Websites

A favourite site for playboaters everywhere. If you want to know stuff about the playboating scene visit here regularly.
Mark Rainsley's most excellent rivers guide book is not to be missed. It's interactive and you can contribute info on rivers to help keep it up to date.
Governing Body Websites

The British Canoe Union's official website. Stop here for all you need to know about out governing body.
The Welsh Canoe Associations's website has help on all things about paddling in Wales including info. about the Tryweryn National White Water centre.

The Scottish Canoe Association's official website. If you are paddling north of the border vist here first.