Canoe and Kayak Store is an independently owned, specialist paddle-sport store based in Gloucestershire. We also have a store in South Wales inside the Cardiff International White Water Centre, where you can Demo our boats and paddles on the course.

Our roots trace back to the year 2000 when Richard (having paddled since he was a child) was offered the chance to buy a canoe business. Loving the industry but not liking the company he decided to set up his own – opening a shop in Gloucestershire and leading to where we are today!

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    Hou 13 Green Canoe

    It's basically a ‘baby Prospector’, fine entry on the bow and stern, classic re-curve, moderate tumble home and the classic open canoe look!

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    The smallest and what they think is the most fun boat in the range. The hou 13 is based on a Peterborough Canoe Company design classic. The guys who originally penned this design wanted a boat that would carry ‘smallish’ loads, be relatively light and easy to portage, but would track well and paddle easily on open water, lakes, rivers and low grade white water. Don’t forget these boats were a mans life line so at times they were also expected to take on harder white water sections when required, but the main aim of the boat was to ‘look after the solo paddler’ and his kit, in the majority of conditions.

    Buyers Guide

    What are hōu Canoes unique features
    hōu Canoes has one simple aim, to provide you with great canoes at the best price they can.
    We know that you want to get the best canoe you can for your money, so we continue to build as many innovations and tweaks as we can into our products. So in no particular order, here is what we've done to bring you the best products on the market.
    Mould in graphics
    Most canoe manufacturers use stickers as their graphics, but we like to go one better.  For durability we've moulded our graphics into the plastic, giving it a great look and long lasting finish.
    Wooden carry handle
    Boats commonly come with an all in one end deck and carry handle made of plastic. We use two separate components for several reasons. Wood handles are nice on your hands and compared with plastic it is stronger and lighter.
    These are all made from UK sourced sustainable ash made by hand, right here in the UK. To finish, we use is a unique blend of marine oils and varnishes.  It doesn’t chip like varnish and it protects the wood better than anything else we can find. 
    Stand Alone End Deck
    It’s quite common for people to wear through or damage an end deck on a canoe, if that component includes a carry handle you need to replace two things instead of one. So our end deck is just that, an end deck and it is simpler to replace. By having the handle and end deck as two separate items we also save weight making the canoe easier to carry.
    Chunky bolts and seat hangers,
    Over the years we have seen plenty of other canoes break their seat hanging bolts (this is why you'll see replacements on the shelf in all good canoe stores). We made our bolts thicker than standard and therefore much stronger. By increasing the bolt spec just one size up we have doubled the strength of the bolts. We've made chunky seat hanging dowels to go with them, which also improves the rigidity of the seat set up.
    Comfy Seats 
    When looking at the size of a standard wood web canoe seat, we wondered why are the seats in all the other canoes so small?  In order to enjoy a days canoeing, a comfy seat will certainly help. So that’s what we've done, beefed up the gauge of the ash wood that we use, (sourced sustainably in the UK) and we set about making our seats big enough to be comfortable and robust.
    Oversized Yokes and Thwarts
    Since we beefed up the seat hangers, and then the seats, it meant that the Yolks and Thwarts looked a little weak and feeble, so we've made these bigger too! Hence oversized yolks and thwarts as standard.
    Mac Wee Hole
    Named after Steve Mac for his inspiration! We have added a simple drain hole in the end deck so when your boat is upside down the end deck does not collect water, so it doesn't then run down your arm next time you move the boat.  
    Stainless steel fittings
    All our fittings are made of high grade stainless steel, sourced in the UK.  Keeping our sourcing in the UK means that we have far better control over quality.  If something needs changing or sorting, we can simply ring or visit the supplier to make the change.
    Wooden trim option
    When you are making a big investment in a boat, it's nice to have the option to upgrade.  We decided we would offer a wooden trim on a few of the models.  Our wood trim option is hand crafted right here in the UK. Not only does it look great, it also makes the boat stiffer and lighter.
    Plastic seats
    If you prefer, we can supply your canoes with plastic seats.  Centres and rental operations often go for this option as they tend to take more abuse in these heavy wear environments.   We have also included the option of a third plastic seat in the middle.
    Lodge Spec
    Should you wish to buy a canoe fully spec’d up with all the kit, (sailing seat, white water air bags, kneeling thwart) then we do this too. It was developed with our friends at Glenmore Lodge and of course Mr. Dave Rossetter!
    Oh and great hulls!
    Clearly we have different boats for different folks but all our designs are time served.  The base of these designs have been floating on water for many years, and with a few tweaks we have made them even better. We know these tried and tested designs work, and now so does our new material. We use the very latest triple layer moulding processes combined with the very latest material developments that give us the stiffest and lightest triple layer PE canoes on the market today.
    Crash Test Program
    For those times when lady luck is not on your side and you break your boat through bad luck/stupidity/not concentrating, we'll do all we can to help you fix it at cost.  If you end in the unfortunate position, just drop us an email and we'll do all we can to help you get back on the water.

    Sizing Information


    • Length - 13 feet and 3 inches
    • Width - 32 inches
    • Depth - 12 inches
    • Weight - 22 Kgs
    • Carrying Capacity - 380 Kgs

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    Delivery is free for all orders to mainland UK totaling over £50 (some exclusions apply).

    Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Highlands and Islands are not included as mainland UK for delivery purposes. We will check with our carriers prior to delivery and may contact you by email or telephone if further carriage charges are necessary. You will have the opportunity to accept or cancel the order.

    Some items, such as Royalex and composite canoes, cannot be sent with a carrier as they may get damaged in transit. In such cases, we will inform you by email or telephone immediately on receipt of your order to make alternative arrangements. This may involve carriage charges which will be agreed prior to delivery. If you collect the goods, any delivery charges will be refunded.

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    We reserve the right to change this delivery charge policy at any time and without notice.

    Our aim is that orders received by noon Monday – Friday will be shipped that day.

    We send orders by carrier or Royal Mail Recorded Delivery, both of which will require a signature on receipt. If there is nobody available at the delivery address to accept delivery a card will be left to inform the recipient of where the parcel can be collected. It then becomes the recipient's responsibility to collect the parcel. We accept no liability if the delivery is not made due to the recipient not being available. If the recipient fails to collect the parcel in good time the goods will be returned to us and a charge will be made for redelivery to that or an alternative address.

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    In accordance with the Distance Selling Directive (2000) you may cancel your order at any time, without reason, within 7 days of delivery. You may cancel your order provided:

    • the goods remain unused and component parts are unopened;
    • you or the recipient retain and take reasonable care of the goods until returned;
    • you return packaged items to us.

    Please be aware that you will be responsible for any postage/carrier costs incurred in sending the goods back to us. We recommend that items being returned be sent via insured, trackable delivery for your protection.

    On receipt of the goods, Canoe and Kayak Store will give you a full refund of the amount paid (less the delivery charge) or a credit as required. Refunds can only be credited back to the original card that the goods were bought with.

    Canoe and Kayak Store can arrange for delivery of replacement products to you if required. This constitutes a separate contract between you and Canoe and Kayak Store. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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    In the event that your purchase is not suitable, you have the right to return it to us. The item must be unused, undamaged and with original labels and packaging. You must notify us within 14 days by post, email or telephone of your intention to do this. Please note that you are responsible for any return postage.

    Where you are requiring an exchange we may make a £4 charge to cover the costs of sending the replacement. Large items such as kayaks and paddles may incur a higher charge that will be agreed with you. Payment for this must be provided before we send out the replacement item. This charge does not apply if you collect the replacement goods from Canoe and kayak Store.

    For international orders the charge will vary depending on the current cost of delivery to that country. For an accurate price please contact us before returning the item.

    In the case of warranty returns this charge will be waived as long as the returned goods are clean and free from dirt to comply with current Health and Safety Regulations.

    DVDs and books are not returnable unless defective.

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