Pacific Kayak sold to Johnson Outdoors Inc

Date: 1/6/2000

New Zealand kayak manufacturer, Pacific Kayak has been sold to Johnson Outdoors Inc. Johnson, the parent company of Old Town Canoe Company, heads their watercraft division which includes Ocean Kayak, Necky Kayaks, Escape sailboats, Extrasport personal floatation devices, Leisure Life small watercraft, Carlisle paddles, and Dimension Kayaks. Pacific Kayak joins these companies in the Watercraft division.

Pacific Kayak principles, Dave Philip and Chris Ingram, will remain with the company to expand the market in New Zealand, Australia and S. E. Asia.

Since their start up in 1993 Pacific Kayak has become a leader in the paddle sport market in the region.

For more information about Johnson Outdoors Inc visit their website www.jwa.com

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