Pelican International shaking things up for 2013!

For over 40 years, Pelican International has been firmly committed to its mission of providing kayaks for paddlers of every size, taste, skill level and budget.
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LAVAL, QUEBEC, July 16, 2012 – For over 40 years, Pelican International has been firmly committed to its mission of providing kayaks for paddlers of every size, taste, skill level and budget. By consistently producing top quality products at affordable prices, Pelican has become the world's number one manufacturer of plastic boats worldwide. That's why it comes as no surprise that Pelican continues to raise the bar with its introduction of sensational new products and features for 2013.

Big news: Pelican launches premium midmarket line, “Pelican Premium”

The new Pelican Premium line was designed for paddlers who want to invest a little more in their kayak, but expect the same incredible value that is synonymous with the Pelican brand. The Pelican Premium line offers improved performance hulls at minimal additional cost. Hull shapes are optimized for each kayak type and offer enhanced performance with increased stability, improved tracking or greater speed, depending on the model. The kayaks, made of a new and improved polyethylene formulation, RAM-X Premium, have improved aesthetic and performance properties. A special additive on the deck gives them a premium, glossy finish. Many of the models have new, industry-leading features that add to their value statement. The 2013 line, which will include 4 sit-in and 4 sit-on-top models, also offers bigger, bolder graphics and product feature call-outs.

According to Kelley Woolsey, Pelican's Director of U.S. sales, “Our retailers, both large and small, are looking for boats that are more fully featured at higher retail prices, with better margins… that's what Pelican Premium is all about.” Simply stated, the Pelican Premium line costs only “a little more buck for a lot more bang.”

NEW! Limited lifetime warranty on hulls

In other big news, beginning in 2013, all Pelican, Elie and Pelican Premium kayaks will feature a limited lifetime warranty on their hulls. Other components and accessories will continue to be warranted for one year, as always. Noel Basque, Pelican's Executive Director of Sales, explains, “We understand that our manufacturing process is different than most other kayak manufacturers and we want to remove any doubt that may be in the consumer's mind about the quality of our kayaks. We know that our manufacturing methods and exclusive materials produce the industry's stiffest, strongest and most durable polyethylene kayaks and we are ready to back that claim with a warranty that is worthy of our product.”

More exciting news!

In 2013, Pelican International's popular Pelican line will include both redesigned products and brand new products. The 2013 Elie line will offer impressive product upgrades, exciting new colour choices and bigger, bolder graphics.

Paddlers of every level will want to check out all the exciting new products and features Pelican has in store for 2013. Visit us in booth 36113 at Outdoor Retailer to find out more!

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About Pelican International

Founded in 1968 and based in Laval, Quebec, Pelican International is a leader in kayaks, canoes, small fishing boats, pedal boats and outdoor winter toys. As a company that promotes enjoying the great outdoors, Pelican is committed to protecting our environment and recycles 99.5% of the excess material produced in their manufacturing process to make new products and has installed specially designed ducts that redirect heated air from their moulding ovens to heat their production facility in the winter. Pelican International also promotes safe boating, advising all passengers to wear a coast guard-approved personal flotation device at all times when aboard a boat. For more information, please visit Pelican's website at www.pelicansport.com

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