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Alv
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Pakboats news

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It is now official. Pakboats will have new owners - kind of. Out-Trade in Ulm Germany was our European distributor for many years. They now become the manufacturer and deal directly with the factory, and ScanSport continues as the North American distributor. Our roles get reversed, but the same "players" are still involved. Mike traveled to the factory to oversee production for ScanSport for the last 15 years - he will still perform that function, but for Out-Trade. And he becomes the new owner here at ScanSport.

I think we could hardly have found a better solution to the problem we have lived with since last April when our warehouse burned. The 2019 season has been hard, trying to find spare parts for customers and provide boats from a much diminished inventory (we lost over 100 boats in the fire), but now we know that Pakboats will still be there with people who have been involved for decades. Personally, I look forward to retire from day to day operations. I probably should have retired by now, but it can be hard to let go. This year's events solved that, but I will still be around when needed.

All the best to you all,
Alv

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Re: Pakboats news

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Hi Alv

Thank you so much for the update. It sounds like very good news in the circumstances, and of course we all look forward to continuing to hear from you on the forum from time to time!
Thank you so much as well and above all for keeping the flame of innovation alive for folding kayaks! I can only hope the new owners will be half as inventive

All the best!
Simon

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Re: Pakboats news

Post by DGallagher »

Aloha Alv,
I've been trying to contact Pakboats through the website to order a Saranac Tandem for my wife and I. I've had no response from Weeboats or Pakboat. Is this one of the models that was destroyed in the fire? Please keep me posted.
Dean
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Re: Pakboats news

Post by Alv »

Hi all,
Messages posted on this forum are not the best way to contact Pakboats, but we do respond to email. Messages to info@pakboats.com should work well.

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