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Palm Equipment turns forty!

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Press Release from Palm Equipment...

Palm is celebrating its 40th birthday. In 1979, Andy Knight turned making kayaks as a hobby into a business – Palm Glass Fibre Moulding. From a small shed with a leaky tin roof on the Somerset coast with a single secondhand sewing machine to Palm Equipment International ltd, with world class rotomoulding facilities in the UK, its own garment factory in Vietnam and retailers across the globe.

The reputation of Palm’s buoyancy aids and paddling gear has reached the farthest corners of the world. And at their UK headquarters Palm manufacture and import sit-on-tops, kayaks and canoes from Islander, Dagger, Wilderness Systems and Mad River Canoe. Last year, Palm acquired Islander Kayaks and have made available for sale the world’s first recycled marine waste kayaks.

Andy attributes Palm’s success to the growth and fellowship of the paddling community – along with Palm’s relentless mission to improve the gear we paddle with.

Join them in celebrating this milestone by sharing your Palm paddling stories with #Palm40years.

For more information about Palm and their products check out the Palm website.

You will see many Palm products suitable for SUP featured in the SUPboarder videos and in previous reviews. Keep an eye out for more SUPboarder reviews of Palm Equipment over the coming months. 

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