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 15 Red Canoe

    Designed with a ‘modern’ canoe style this boat is maximised for efficient paddling and load carrying. Even loaded up with kit, you will still have a smooth ride. 

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    Now we are looking at the estate cars of the canoeing world! The hou-15 is like an estate car. Simply put, they will carry everything you need for a weekend away; you can take your paddling partner, and even enjoy the journey! Welcome to the hou-15!! Designed with a ‘modern’ canoe style this boat is maximized for efficient paddling and load carrying. A flatter, very slightly rounded, hull shape provides fantastic initial stability, which in turn provides a confidence that you will struggle to find in many canoes. At 15 feet it’s nigh on the ‘ultimate length’ for an all rounder. This boat will help you down the lumpy bits of water and take care of you on the flat as well. A great modern style all rounder with good tracking and load carrying. Also a firm favorite with ‘centers’ and coaches alike.

    Style, well what can we say, it’s a modern style boat that does exactly what it says on the tin. Its just designed to work; in a modern way. It will look great on the water as well as by the campfire, and it will help make a great bivy too!!


    • Length - 15 feet 1 inch
    • Width - 36 inches
    • Depth - 15 inches
    • Weight - 32 kg
    • Carrying Capacity - 440 kg

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    Hou Canoes Unique Features

    Wooden carry handle

    Most manufacturers use 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, lighter and maybe most importantly, warmer in your hand!!

    Stand Alone End Deck

    Because it’s quite common for people to wear through or damage an end deck on a canoe. So if that component includes a carry handle you need to replace two things instead of one. Annoying when one component is still perfectly good! 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

    Well why not! - In the past we have seen plenty of customers who bought other canoes break their seat hanging bolts, this is why you see them on the shelf in all good canoe stores! So we made ours thicker than standard and therefore much stronger. How much, well by increasing the bolt spec just one size up we have doubled the strength of the bolts! Also we then made chunky seat hanging dowels to go with them! This improves the rigidity of the seat set up too.

    Comfy Seats 

    When looking at the size of a standard wood web canoe seat and the size of the average persons bottom there seemed to be a miss match?! Why are the seats in all the other canoes so small?? In order to enjoy a day canoeing you have to have a comfy seat? So that’s what we did, we beefed up the gauge of the ash wood that we use, (sourced sustainably in the UK too!) and we set to making our seats big enough to be comfortable, hence the name ‘Comfy Seat’!

    Oversized Yokes and Thwarts

    Well since we beefed up the seat hangers, and then the seats, it meant that the Yolks and Thwarts in all the other boats looked a little weak and feeble! Then we noticed that in all the canoe shops there are always replacement yolks and thwarts, mmmmmm, so we beefed those up too! Hence oversized yolks and thwarts as standard!

    Wooden components 

    These are all made from UK sourced sustainable ash, made by hand, by our ‘seat man’ right here in the UK. The finish we use is a unique blend of marine oils and varnishes which gives us the best finish in the industry, Why is it the best? Well it doesn’t chip like varnish and it protects the wood better than anything else we can find. Also if you do damage the wood say with the edge of your paddle we will give you a pot of the special mix and you can just apply it with a cloth. No sanding down or prep work required!

    Stainless steel fittings

    Of course all our fittings are made of high grade stainless steel, sourced in the UK, trying to keep UK people in jobs where we can!

    Wooden trim option

    Since nearly nobody else seems to do it we decided we would offer a wooden trim option! So we do, - its very nice and hand crafted right here in the UK! This makes the boat lighter and stiffer too!

    Oh and great hulls!

    The actual hulls of our canoes should be mentioned too! Clearly we have different boats for different folks but over all our designs are time served, theses designs have been floating on water for many many years, with some the history goes back hundreds of years, so we know they work! People used to rely on these designs to keep them safe whist trying to survive what the world threw at them! They honed the designs and it seems they got them right! So the shapes are great, and now so is the material. We use the very latest triple layer molding processes combined with the very latest material developments that give us the stiffest and lightest triple layer PE canoes on the market today.
    And it’s all brought to you by a company hou care!

    Hou Canoes are made in the UK

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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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    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.

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    Fantastic help and advice from Richard at the canoe and kayak store. Helpful and impartial advice guided me to this excellent product, well suited to my needs. Cannot recommend this company enough!
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