So back in ye old Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Nine (1989) the Canoe Centre was originally opened in the building next door from our current location, Williams Cottage. At that time it was a joint venture between Mark Downey and Gerry Collins/Great Outdoors. Primarily manufacturing at that point but also importing products from manufacturers such as Pyranha Mouldings, Dagger Kayaks and Mobile Adventure.
Software at that time came from Wild Water and later Peak UK. The business morphed into the manufacturing plant and home to Rough Stuff Paddles and manufacturing of these world class paddles. With a list of characters as long as your arm of former staff, customers and friends we hope to carry some of this heritage forward with us into the future