Laval, Quebec- Pelican International, the leading manufacturer of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), canoes, pedal boats and fishing boats, made a big splash at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Tradeshow in Salt Lake City. After announcing this spring that it had celebrated its two-millionth boat come off the assembly line at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Laval, Quebec, Pelican received visitors at OR in a new, larger booth featuring every convenience, proving once again Pelican International’s intention to consolidate its position as an industry leader.
Visitors were all impressed by the efficient layout of the booth and by the elegance of the displays that paraded the 2015 line-up. Attendees were also thrilled by the range of choice of colours for 2015—more evidence of Pelican’s commitment to not only being a leader in the area of materials and engineering, but also to being a flagship company when it comes to design and colour trends in this very specific field of outdoor aquatic sports.
Pelican revealed several new recreational and fishing kayaks. Elie, a brand designed for more advanced paddlers, launched four new Coast sit-on-top models, adding to the Strait and Sound sit-in families. Hype could be felt around SUPs at Open Air Demo day, as Pelican presented six SUP models, including the super versatile Cross-X board. 2014 proved yet to be another successful year as attendees lined up to test Pelican’s various models.
About Pelican International
Pelican International, the number one manufacturer of plastic boats in the world, is proud of its 45-year commitment to promoting the enjoyment of the great outdoors and making water sports fun and accessible for outdoor enthusiasts of every age, skill level and budget.
The company is equally committed to protecting the environment and minimizing its ecological footprint. Its plant, located in Laval, Quebec, recycles 99.5% of the excess material produced in its manufacturing processes and is equipped with specially designed ducts that redirect heated air from their moulding ovens to heat the facility in the winter. Pelican also cares deeply about its customers and advises all boaters, regardless of skill level, to wear a coast guard-approved personal flotation device at all times when on or near the water.