Who Ya Gonna Call?
This is the final step – where do I get this sparkly new ride of mine?
Angst – In the USA, the place to get Eric Zitzow’s Angst design, as well as selected Jim Snyder and Ian Thomson designs. http://www.come.to/squirt
Downtime – In Great Britain, they manufacture selected Jim Snyder designs as well as the Meltdown C-1, designed by Jason Buxton and Steve Block. http://www.webbcustom.co.uk
KS Designs – Manufacturers of the new French squirt design by Marc Lagarde, the Velvet. http://KSsurf.com
Massive – Designs by Ian Thomson, including the Groove C-1. http://www.massivekayak.com
The Upstream Edge/Mid-Canada Fiberglass – New owners of the Sin and Drain moulds, designed by Aaron Phillips. http://www.midcanscottcanoe.com
Murky Water Paddling Supply – In Canada, they build most of Jim Snyder’s squirt designs, Eric Zitzow’s Angst, the Groove C-1 designed by Ian Thomson, and a promising new design out of France by Pierre Villecourt/Thierry Puyfoulhoux called the Skunk. http://www.murkywaterkayak.com
PS Composites – In the USA, they build squirt designs by Jim Snyder, the Acrobat C-1 designed by Jon Lugbill and Davey Hearn, Corran Addison’s Oxygen C-1, and various other designs from names like Bill Hildreth, Kenny Sanders and John Frachella. http://www.customkayak.com
Technique Sports – In Great Britain, manufacturer of Andy “Snakey” Whiting’s Venom design. Distributed through Peak UK. http://www.peakuk.com
Note: Some of the above-listed builders have arrangements with importing
companies in various countries around the world; contact the builder to
find out if you will need to go this route.
For Used Boats…
There are many resources for finding used squirts. Internet buy/sell boards, paddling clubs, local retail shops, friends…all are good sources of information on who has boats for sale, etc. Just a few of the internet websites that often have squirt boats posted for sale are:
Boatertalk – http://www.boatertalk.com
Angst – http://www.angstkayak.com
PS Composites – http://www.pscomposites.com
Boatwerks – http://www.boatwerks.net
MountainBuzz – http://www.mountainbuzz.com
NPMB – http://www.npmb.com