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Kayaks Made in the USA

Posted by on February 16, 2013

Working at a local kayak shop it is not uncommon for customers to ask where specific kayaks are made. During a time of increasing patriotism and pride in American made products, more and more consumers are seeking products made right here in the homeland. Here is a comprehensive list of kayaks made in the United States:

Although I did extensive research to identify the origins of major canoe and kayak manufacturers, it is possible that I missed some brands. If you come across any brands, makes, or models made in the USA feel free to leave a message and it will be added to the list.  

*Brands marked with an asterisks designate that some models are made outside of the United States

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Confluence factory line based in Greenville, NC

Confluence factory line in Greenville, SC

Confluence Watersports- Greenville, South Carolina 

  • Perception
  • Dagger
  • WaveSport
  • Mad River Canoe
  • Wilderness Systems*
  • (composite kayaks are made in Estonia)

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Eddyline has a tradition of American craftsmanship since 1971

Eddyline has a tradition of American craftsmanship since 1971

Eddyline Kayaks- Everett, Washington 

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Hurricane Kayaks- Warsaw, North Carolina

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Jackson KayakSparta, Tennessee 

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Old Town, Necky, and Ocean Kayaks are made in Maine

Old Town and Necky kayaks are made in Maine

Johnson Outdoors Watercraft Div. - Old Town, ME

  • Old Town Canoe
  • Necky Kayaks*
  • (some composite models are made in China)

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Legacy Paddlesports- Fletcher, North Carolina 

  • Native Watercraft
  • LiquidLogic
  • Heritage Kayaks

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Lincoln Kayaks is the second oldest kayak manufacturer in the United States, building kayaks in the homeland since 1959.

Lincoln Kayaks is the second oldest kayak manufacturer in the United States, building kayaks in the homeland since 1959.

Lincoln Canoe & Kayak- Freeport, Maine

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Warren Lightcraft- Salem, Massachusetts 

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Wenonah manufacturers its Royalex and composite canoes in Minnesota

Wenonah manufacturers its Royalex and composite canoes in Minnesota

Wenonah CanoeWinona, Minnesota 

  • Current Designs Kayaks*
  • (some models are made in Canada and China)
  • Wenonah Canoe

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3 Responses to Kayaks Made in the USA

  1. David Bailey

    I thought ocean kayaks were made in New Zealand

    • Alex Russo

      Hi David,

      You’re right. The majority of Ocean Kayak’s are manufactured in Silverdale and Auckland New Zealand, but some models which are more popular in the United States market are manufactured in Maine.

      Thanks for your question!
      -Alex

  2. Danny

    Sun Dolphin kayaks are made in the U.S.A.

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