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Kayak Maker Prefers Traditional Methods - Brevard, NC


Last updated 10/4/2017 at 8:23pm

Park Baker

Chad Quinn makes Greenland kayaks by hand at Next Ventures Sports.

Chad Quinn knows a thing or two about paddling.

He has used nearly every boat there is - from cheaper one-man kayaks all the way up to a $6,000 fiberglass model that he was terrified to unload.

Today, he paddles his own handmade kayaks exclusively.

That's not just smart marketing for the boat maker either; he genuinely prefers the way his boats paddle.

Quinn makes Greenland kayaks by hand, only using hand tools in the new location of Next Venture Sports in downtown Brevard. The used outdoor goods store just moved across the street from its old location next to Dugan's Pub.


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