The NuCanoe Story

NuCanoe started as an idea. Tim Niemier, founder of Ocean Kayak, wanted to put “a billion butts in boats.” This idea led to the innovative NuCanoe design that enabled people to do things on the water – fish, hunt, row, dive, crab, paddle, or just relax.

Tim Niemier

The first NuCanoe was built in early 2006 while NuCanoe was still part of Tim Niemier’s Wild Design business. By the fall of 2006, Tim partnered with current owner Blake Young to create NuCanoe, Inc. – an independent business that would move forward with the NuCanoe vision. Blake did not know too much about canoes or kayaks then, but he did see the opportunity for a watercraft that just about anyone could use for just about anything. With the growth of kayak fishing, kayak hunting, stand-up paddleboarding, and “staycations”, that opportunity has turned into reality.

NuCanoe, Inc. is based in Bellingham, WA. We take great pride in the quality of our products and build lasting relationships with our customers, dealers, suppliers, and employees. NuCanoe boats are roto-molded in Oostburg, WI. More than 95% of the parts and accessories that go into our boats are made in the USA.

We hope you get years of enjoyment and better fishing, hunting, paddling, and rowing with your NuCanoe. We love to hear from NuCanoe owners or potential owners, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

NuCanoe | Made in the USA

Meet the NuCanoe Crew

Get to know the people behind NuCanoe. (coming soon)

NuCanoe Partners

We don’t do this alone! Learn about our great partners, suppliers, and providers.
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