Who are South Coast Canoes? Tell us a little about the company and its history.
We are an independent, family run company that had it’s inception in May 2014. We are a well stocked specialist canoe and kayak store in Dorset in a handy location for customers from Poole, Bournemouth and the south coast. We also sell online to customers throughout the UK and abroad. As well as all different types of kayaks, canoes and sit-on-tops we also sell all the equipment and accessories you will need to be safe on the water. From sea kayakers and sit-on-top fishermen to whitewater paddlers and family adventurers, we have something for everyone! All our staff are active paddlers and you can be assured of the very best advice whether you are looking to purchase your first canoe or kayak or are looking for some safety equipment and advice. Complementary to our sales we also offer a wide range of affordable and practical paddlesport courses to meet both your needs and your budget.
Is there one unique selling point you guys want to shout about?
Unique selling point – Very knowledgeable and friendly owner/director who paddles and active coaches when he can.
Which product/brand does every staff member have in his or her kit bag?
The brand I have varies for the type of paddling I do from Palm, Peak, North Shore, Tahe Marine, P&H, Typhoon, Dagger, Islander, Mad River and Hou canoes.
What is your best selling product?
Best selling product would be sit on tops in the summer for the recreational paddler to accessories for the seasoned paddler in the winter. Sea Kayaks in the summer for paddling round Poole Harbour.
In terms of new products what are your predictions for the next year?
Predicting the future is very hard, but feel that Tahe Marine products will start to pick up as they are new to the UK and have a good entry price for beginners. Also new technical equipment from Palm should sell well as this is quality and the research and development that goes into these products is second to none.
Can you try before you buy?
You are able to try before you buy, just give us a call first to make sure we have what you want in stock.
What kind of kit do you have available on demo?
Demo boats include Tahe, P&H and Dagger equipment.