Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Great Holiday Deals!

Tis’ the season for family, friends and AMAZING holiday deals at Swift! All 08’ in-stock boat pricing has been dramatically reduced and is just in time for the holiday gift-giving season!

All Swift stock Canoe’s and Kayak’s have savings of $200 to $500!

Most Wilderness Systems stock Kayak’s have dramatic savings!
  • Ripper Sit-on-top Kayaks $329!
  • Tarpon 100 Sit-on-top Kayaks starting at $499!
  • Pamlico 120 Recreation Kayaks starting at $499!
  • Pungo 120 Recreation Kayaks starting at $699!
More than one person on your gift-giving list?! Select ‘Quantity-Discounts’ (2+) Available.

Hurry! There is a
limited amount of 08’ stock available, so be sure to stop in the Gravenhurst location or call at 1.800.661.1429 for the best selection!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Taking the Show on the Road

Each year, as the paddling season winds down, the trade show season ramps up! We look forward to this time of year because we get to re-connect with so many of you that frequent the shows, as well as meet lots of new paddlers. This year's show line up is as follows;

Toronto International Boat Show
January 10th to 18th
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
> Hours, directions and admission info

Outdoor Adventure Show
February 20th to 22nd
International Centre, Toronto Airport
> Hours, directions and admission info

Toronto Sportsmen's Show
March 18th to 22nd
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
> Hours, directions and admission info

Spring Cottage Life Show
March 27th to 29th
International Centre, Toronto Airport
> Hours, directions and admission info

Stay tuned for more information on each specific show as they approach. We are sure that between these great events, there will be something for everyone. Pick one, or come to them all! We look forward to seeing you on the road this winter and spring.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kayak Paddle Clearance

As the 2008 paddling season winds down, we've got great pricing on select 08 Werner Paddles! With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to take advantage of clearance pricing before the prices go up in 2009!

Werner Camano - Low Angle Touring
The Camano features Werner's most popular award winning Low Angle mid-sized blade design. Providing the perfect combination for paddlers who want gentle power and use a relaxed all around touring stroke. The Camano also offers the best balance of light swing weight, durability and performance.

Fibreglass Straight Shaft - Regular $255 Sale $215
Fibreglass Bent Shaft -
Regular $330 Sale $260

Werner Little Dipper - Low Angle Touring

The Little Dipper is Werner's smallest Low Angle Premium touring design. The smaller blades pull effortlessly through each stroke allowing an increased cadence while being gentle on your joints. The Little Dipper is a great choice for smaller kayakers and anyone who likes to use a fast easy cadence.

Fibreglass Bent Shaft -
Regular $330 Sale $260

Werner Shuna
- High Angle Touring

The Shuna is Werner's most popular high angle touring paddle. It's powerful yet light weight and durable and great for active or relaxed paddling. The mid-sized blades fit a wide range of kayakers and are versatile and easy to use during advanced maneuvers or all around touring.

Fibreglass Straight Shaft -
Regular $255 Sale $215
Fibreglass Bent Shaft -
Regular $330 Sale $260
Carbon Straight Shaft - Regular $330 Sale $405
Carbon Bent Shaft - Regular $405 Sale $325

Clearance paddles are ready to ship from our Gravenhurst location to anywhere in Canada. Prices are for in stock, 2008 Paddles - please call 1.800.661.1429 for sizing and blade colour of available paddles.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Native Kayaks now at Swift

Last week the Swift sales/demo crew headed down to Greensboro, North Carolina to spend some time with the team from Legacy Paddlesports. We had been hearing a lot of hype about these guys in the industry and we all wanted to see for ourselves what the commotion was about.

Quickly after our arrival in Greensboro we discovered that not only were the folks form Legacy a class act, but their products were very innovative and exceptionally well designed. We are now more excited than ever to be adding Native Watercraft to our line for the upcoming season! Aside from being a great boat to fish from they are also very user friendly and will catch the attention of families, birders and anyone who wants a comfortable boat that will get them out on the water.

The “First Class Seating” that Native offers is one of the big features that makes these boats so appealing. We all agreed that this is the most comfortable kayak seat that we had ever been in.

The Ultimate Series is a crossover offering the best of a canoe and a kayak combined in one boat. There are seemingly endless combinations of fishing and comfort accessories so that you can easily rig up your Ultimate to fit you perfectly. Shown below are the Volt Drive (like an electric trolling motor) and Propel Drive (pedal power) - you can also paddle them with a canoe or kayak paddle which makes it easy for folks of all skill levels and abilities to get out and enjoy themselves on the water!

If you like sit on top kayaks you really need to check out Native’s Magic series. Aside from being an extremely nice paddling sit on top you also get the benefit of the “First Class Seating” as well as another very modular boat that can be set up in countless configurations depending on how you want to use your boat.

Be sure to visit us at the Toronto Boat Show to see the full range of Native Watercraft. If you want an advanced sneak peek, stop in at our Muskoka location and take a look. Our staff will be very excited to show them to you.

Friday, October 31, 2008

The '09's are Arriving!

Our most recent delivery from Wilderness Systems will ensure that we have enough selection to carry us through the fall, the Christmas season and into our busy trade show season starting in January.

We are excited to report some nice upgrades the the boats you know and love. Here's a sneak peek at the new hatch system found on the 2009 Pungos that we received. Stay tuned for more information about further upgrades and changes to the lines for the coming year.

This order was secured before the exchange rate swung, which means great deals on the 2009 models until the end of the year and even better deals on the remaining 2008 models! Be sure to stop in and take a look at what's in store, or give us a call at 1.800.661.1429 to get yours before they are gone. Prices will go up in January on all in stock boats, so now is the time to buy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Snow in October!

It's true! Swift Muskoka is getting a little taste of winter today! With the weather set to warm up again tomorrow, it won't last - so we wanted to share it with everyone while it was at it's best!

It's also a great reminder that as the season winds down, it's the perfect time to check your boats over and prepare them for winter storage. Visit our downloads page at; to view our suggested maintenance sheets.

If you find that your canoe or kayak is in need of any repairs, why not bring it back to the experts for the love it deserves? Drop your boat at our Muskoka location and we'll take it from there to our factory. Once there our factory technicians will give it a full inspection and recommend any necessary repairs, as well as provide you with a quote for the cost of those repairs. This way you can start the '09 paddling season with your boat functioning at peak performance!

For more information, give our store a call at 1.800.61.1429

Friday, October 17, 2008

Welcome to The Paddler ~ Your source for the latest happenings at Swift!

As the paddling season is winding down, we are getting busy wrapping up 2008 and planning for 2009!

The first order of business is our FALL CLEARANCE! This is the ideal time to purchase a new, used or rental/demo canoe or kayak. Drop by our Muskoka location or give us a call at 1.800.661.1429 and let us know what you're looking for! We've got great deals on all in stock boats and paddling gear.

We are also putting in our orders for the coming season and we've got some exciting new lines we're sure you'll want to check out at one of our winter/spring tradeshow events. Watch this blog for more information coming soon!

Be sure to stop by often for news from Swift.