NOC 2010 Paddlesports Manufacturer Awards


It’s award show season and outdoor enthusiast aren’t immune from getting caught up in the action. The Nantahala Outdoor Center has announced the recipients of their 2010 “Paddlesports Manufacturer of the Year” awards. Britain’s Pyranha USA, Inc. has been named top kayak manufacturer and Northwest River Supply of Moscow, ID as top paddle-sports accessory manufacturer…

Pyranha was recognized as “Kayak Manufacturer of the Year” for its design innovation as well as exemplary dealer and customer support. The high-performance Molan playboat is one of the most successful new freestyle boats in recent years, and the Fusion crossover kayak is the category favorite among Nantahala Outdoor Center’s (NOC) paddlesports staff. Together, these boats have created considerable hype in the industry and amongst paddlers in 2010.

Northwest River Supply (NRS) was selected “Paddlesports Accessory Manufacturer of the Year” for its high quality products and strong dealer support. In 2010, NRS has steadily supported NOC retail efforts and the company’s key paddling events, including the NOC Freestyle Shootout, NOC’s Guest Appreciation Festival, more commonly known as GAF, and the inaugural Canoe Club Challenge.

“To be chosen for this award by a first-class organization like NOC is not only an honor, it’s an inspiration,” says NRS Sales Manager Josh Davis. “We work hard to make good products and provide great service, and this is motivation to do even better in 2011.”

“Pyranha and NRS have proven their support of NOC and the whitewater paddlesports industry in the 2010 Season,” says NOC Retail Director Chris Hipgrave. “Both are brilliant sponsors and have shown stellar support of NOC retail staff and our instruction programs.”

Check out the Northwest River Supply and Pyranha sites here: