Monday, November 29, 2010

The Deal of The Week is Baaaaack!

With Christmas quickly approaching, Swift is bringing you a new canoe and kayak each week at great off-season prices. This week we've got a Kevlar Fusion Kiwassa 12.6 in our new Aqua color scheme, and a Royalex Swift Dumoine up for grabs. The Aqua color scheme got a lot of attention down at the Cottage Life show this past weekend in Toronto, so if you're looking for a great kayak in time for Christmas now is your chance! And if you're like most of the Swift boys and fancy yourself a whitewater paddler, the Dumoine is an industry favorite as a multi-purpose flat water touring/whitewater canoe. It's a great boat for tackling rapids or doubling as a high-volume flatwater tripper. So if you've been saving up your pennies now might be the time to crack open that piggy bank and buy yourself a nice Christmas present. Heck, you might even have a few pennies leftover to buy a present for someone else too! Give us a call toll free at 1-800-661-1429 if you have any questions about these babies, or about our great off-season prices for that matter!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sneak Preview Part II- Introducing Swift's New "Aqua" Kayaks

Things have been busy here at Swift Canoe & Kayak. Never ones to sit by the window waiting for Spring, or lounge around packing on the winter weight eating timbits by the box (okay, well maybe a little...), the Swift Factory Team has perfected a new color scheme for 2010.

In the second part of our "Sneak Preview" series, Swift Canoe & Kayak is proud to unveil the new "Aqua" color scheme for kayaks. Replacing "Raspberry" in our palette of available colors, the new "Aqua" kayaks have a shine to them that really grabs the light (and your eye!). When coupled with our new "Barracuda" Kevlar cloth, the Aqua/Silver color combination is a real attention getter. Shown below is the first production line of Swift Aqua kayaks in a variety of color and laminate options. These new Aqua boats are now available for order and purchase, or you can swing by Swift Muskoka or Swift South River to check them out. If you're too far to make the trip you can call us toll free at 1-800-661-1429 or ask the gents down at the Fall Cottage Life/DIY Weekend Show at the Toronto International Center, going on this weekend (Nov 26-28). We even took a couple down to the show, so stop in and check them out!

Adirondack 12LT in Barracuda Kevlar & Kiwassa 12.6 in Kevlar Fusion (with matching aqua hatches!)

The requisite close-up!

A Kiwassa 12.6LV in Carbon Fusion (with carbon hatches) & a Saranac Classic in Barracuda Kevlar (with barracuda hatches!)

All of our ducks sitting in a row!

Swift still has a couple more surprises to unveil over this off-season, so stay tuned for more...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sneak Preview: A Swift Prototype Is Born

David Yost- boat designer and paddling purist

With another paddling season gone by, and with us all eagerly awaiting the arrival of Spring, the Swift R&D team has been busy engineering several new prototypes for future production. Here is a sneak peek at the development of a new Swift canoe, a boat we hope to unveil in 2011. While we can't give away too many secrets about the method behind the magic, this will give you a rare glimpse into the world of Swift Canoe Research & Development. These pictures depict the making of a new 16 foot canoe plug by David Yost, our principal boat designer and long-time colleague. In these pictures you'll see DY refining the hull using the tried and true methods of boat design. This hand-crafted, meticulously detailed, pine wood hull will become the foundation for a new canoe mould, eventually giving us the means to produce more of the high-quality composite boats our customers have come to love and expect. To learn more, keep an eye on Swift over the winter or stop by one of the many off-season trade shows and ask about our new designs. And of course, watch out for the unveiling of several new Swift designs in the coming months!

The Swift R&D Team completing the hull for the new canoe plug

Fine tuning the bow lines and rocker using hand shaped pine wood strips

Refining the hull shape to complete the master plug. Once the exterior hull shape is completed, the inserts will be removed and the inside will be sanded down and covered in a single layer of fiberglass to allow for mould production.

DY in his element

Stay tuned for more....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another Week, Another Deal!

Another week has passed, and with that Swift has put up 2 more boats for sale as part of our new "Boats of the Week" feature. This week, a Kevlar Fusion Algonquin 16 canoe with Carbon-Kevlar trim and a Kevlar Fusion Adirondack 13.6 kayak are up for grabs at great off-season discounts! Check out or our Facebook page ( for all the details!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Swift Is Now Offering A "Deal of the Week"!

For the rest of the off-season, Swift will be showcasing a different canoe and kayak each week in the "Featured Boats" section of our website! This week we are offering great discounts on a Swift Osprey solo canoe and a Swift Saranac Classic kayak. Check out and click on the link on the main page for the latest off-season deals!