Non Chinese boats

1 month 3 weeks ago #38783 by Audax
Non Chinese boats was created by Audax
I’m knew to skis, coming from 20 years of ocean kayaking. I’m looking at several skis, but I do not want to buy a ski made in China.
as far as I can tell, Fenn, Vadja, Carbonology ,Maza, Gibson, Hayden are non-Chinese sourced.
Are there any other brands I should look at?
cheers

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1 month 3 weeks ago #38785 by robin.mousley
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Allwave 

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Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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1 month 3 weeks ago #38786 by Audax
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Thanks.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #38787 by zachhandler
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I can think of 8 brands not made in china that are not listed above. This is information that is easy to find on the internet.  There are no shortage of options. 
Some brands usually made in china also have their skis made locally for local markets such as england and south africa. 

I dont know the reason you are averse to chinese construction, but quality should not be a fear. I have owned surfskis from 7 different major manufacturers. The Kai waa surfskis made in the ozone factory in china are of a quality (materials, technology, attention to detail) that i have not seen from any other make. I hear they might be equaled by Nordic Kayaks (which I have never seen in person) but those are also made in china. The other brands made in china are also excellent quality. 

Good luck finding what you are looking for! 

Current Skis: Kai Wa’a Vega, Nelo 550L g2, Epic V12 g2, Carbonology Feather, Think Jet, Knysna Sonic X

Former Skis: Epic V12 g2, Epic V12 g1, Epic v10 double, Fenn Elite S, Custom Kayaks Synergy
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1 month 3 weeks ago #38788 by Audax
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Thanks for the info. 
im not concerned about quality; it’s my personal protest at China’s recent international behaviour.
cheers,
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1 month 3 weeks ago #38792 by Ranga
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Nelo

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1 month 1 week ago #38828 by Olsson
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Elio and Mazu, like Nelo, made in Portugal.
Probably also Sipre, made in Portugal too, I think.

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