Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The 2015 Toronto International Boat Show Is Here!

Howdy Paddlers!

The Toronto International Boat Show opens THIS WEEKEND at the Direct Energy Centre and runs from Jan 10th-18th. As always, we'll be there in full regalia to unveil our new 2015 line-up and to showcase some amazing new products!

Here's everything you need to know:

What We've Got In Store for 2015

If you haven't seen all the new products we've developed for 2015, we've got some BIG things afloat. We've made some major changes to our canoe and kayak technology, and we believe these new boats are going to make a big splash in the paddlesports industry. Check out the latest details about our upgrades and new products HERE
The Carbon Fusion 'Textreme' Prospector 16, with Carbon Innegra interwoven fabrics and 'tech package' with carbon fiber gunwales, end caps, handles, seat pods, and yoke. 
The All-New Swift Kiwassa 12.6LT. In Carbon Fusion and integrating Innegra-Carbon fabrics, this new touring kayak comes in at only 28 lbs.

What To See And Do! 

We'll be doing daily Canoe/Kayak seminar and helping with the Stand Up Paddleboard and SUP Yoga demo as well. You can see the full schedule for the indoor lake HERE. The Boat Show builds 'The World's Largest Indoor Lake' inside the Ricoh Coliseum, and it's quite a sight to see! And it's pretty fun to paddle in too...

There are lots of other events taking place at the show, including a Special Preview Night and several guest speakers throughout the week. You can even meet Mary-Anne from Gilligans Island! (If you do, please ask her why Gilligan never managed to fix the hole in the SS Minnow. It seemed so possible...). More information about Preview Night and other events is available HERE.

Where To Find Us!

We'll be in our old stompin' grounds, Booth E-401 inside the Direct Energy Centre. You can see the full map of the venue and vendors HEREFor more information about the show, just give us a call at 1-800-661-1429 or e-mail us at swift@swiftcanoe,com. 

Who's Coming With Us?

We'll have ALL of our major brands on display, as well as reps from almost every product line to help you find the boat or accessory for your needs. We'll be there with:

1) Badger Paddles- Mike Ramsey 

2) SupLove SUP- Brandon Maddick & Jamie Taylor

3) Paluski Boats- Graham Wilkins 

4) BluWave SUP- Aaron Pilon, Ariel Amaral 

5) BIC SUP - Ralph Geronimo

6) Emotion Kayaks- Derek Harrison 

7) Quickblade Paddles- Derek Schotter

8) Hobie Kayaks- Jeff Rivest

9) Wilderness Systems & Perception Kayaks- Paul Britain

10) Maas Rowing Shells- Bill Swift

11) Alden Rowing Shells- Bill Swift 

See you in Toronto!