It is with a mixture of sadness and anticipation that we today announce that we will be discontinuing our paddle sports line. New orders and sales of items in stock will continue until our stock of finished goods and raw materials is depleted.
Our website will reflect an approximation of what is left in stock, so please check back here frequently for updates.
Brooks began manufacturing for the paddle sports industry under the first generation of Brooks leadership in the late 1970’s, starting with spray skirts for kayakers on the Seymour River near our old factory location. Under the second generation of Brooks, we enjoyed growing with the industry in the 1990’s and early 2000’s as we produced thousands of custom labelled spray skirts, and other specialty products for companies such as Perception, Current Designs, Boreal, Seaward and more, as well as our own brand of spray skirts, cockpit covers, hatch covers and Greenland gear.
As a family owned and operated business in which the principals have always been very hands on, we are extremely proud of the work we have accomplished, the quality products we have produced, the jobs we created for our employees over the years and the many lasting friendships we have made. We have always endeavored to create good relationships with customers, suppliers, and other manufacturers, so it is sad to have to say goodbye.
We are moving to smaller premises at the end of the summer, where we will continue with our dive suit (www.brooksdivegear.com) manufacturing. We are looking forward to having more free time to pursue our personal goals and interests.
Our hope is that someone will come forward and purchase Brooks Paddle Gear and continue to fill the needs of our customers. If that someone is you – please give us a call to discuss.