About Us


PaddleSports Warehouse was founded in 1980 as Canoe Livery Products by my father, Ray Spyker.  We started out manufacturing the first component-based canoe paddle, designed for the harsh use of the rental market.  We have grown into a worldwide import, distribution and manufacturing company.  With customers nationwide and throughout north and central America.  We manufacture life vests, paddles and other various items.  We also import our own product lines, such as aqua shoes, life vests, float tubes, dry bags and so much more.  We now offer over 2000 items to kayak/canoe rentals, float tube rentals, campgrounds, general stores near the water and whitewater rafting operations.  In 2014 we opened our 4000 square foot retail/ outlet store.  This gives us a greater connection with the local community as well as offering an alternative to big box store kayaks. 

We are a family owned and operated business now into our third generation.  My parents were campground owners, and I grew up at the campground.  Then my father bought out the canoe rental business down the road.  When Mom and Dad sold the campground, we were up to 100 camp sites, 100 canoes ran 200 vinyl float tubes.  Kayaks were just becoming very popular at that time.  I purchased the business from my father in 2001 and moved the business to Scottville, Mi in 2003.  I am now looking forward to selling it to my son who is also named Raymond.  He is excited about the prospects of carrying on the family traditions of integrity and 42 years of exemplary customer service.

Edward A. Spyker   

  kid having fun in tube


Our low-price guarantee simply states, that if you see a lower price on a comparable item (in stock, standard everyday pricing) we will match or beat the competitor’s price.  Our satisfaction guarantee simply states that if you are not satisfied with anything, just return unused items for a refund.

Ed, Rom, Rio and Raymond Spyker