Thumbnail ImageShaggy Designs designs and builds composite playboats and paddles for the white water market. We are based in Carp, Ontario, near to the world famous Ottawa river.


2020-06-10 Limited Re-opening. We are starting to take orders again, for delivery in early July. We will start off shipping all product - no collection/drop off for the moment please!

2020-03-27 Operations Suspended. We are not by any stretch of the imagination an essential business while the current situation with Covid-19 infections plays out. Therefore we are suspending all operations until further notice. Meanwhile, here is a fantastic video from Marc.

2020-02-21 Custom Venturi Tubes. We got a call from Anamet last year, about making some custom venturi tubes for them. We were only too happy to oblige.

Venturi tubes for Anamet

These are used to improve airflow into fume extraction intakes. We can produce small quantity custom parts like these to close tolerances, so if you have an application that needs something made to fit, get in touch!

Venturi tube in use

2019-06-19 Prototype Slalom Boat. It has been far too long since we made a new boat, and last year we decided to remedy that. We have been working on a C1 slalom boat, designed for the average to plus size paddler. With most medium sized slalom boats designed for a 65 kg (140 lb) paddler, and even the largest sizes topping out at 90 kg (200 lb), this leaves a lot of paddlers out of luck. So, this is a boat that is race legal, good fun on a river and suitable for way more paddlers.

Prototype Slalom Boat

This is the first prototype, and we welcome anyone around the Ottawa to get in touch, come for a test drive and see what you think. We think that there is a little bit of work to do slimming down the back end slightly, so we will have another prototype sometime soon.

Prototype Slalom Boat

2019-03-22 Video of Stakeout 2018 from Marc.

2019-01-18 More amazing video from Caleb, from his recent Mexico trip, and a 2018 season highlight reel. Enjoy.

Good days on the river

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