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.


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.

2018-09-09 Mohaka gauge update. Thanks to NIWA, we now have historical data for the Mohaka river dating back to 1963! This is all available as yearly plots on our Mohaka river gauge.

2018-05-27 Updated throwbags. We have made some improvements to our throwbags for this season. Now in even brighter orange, with an improved neck and finger loops for quicker re-packing.

The new throwbags

2018-04-28 New Sponsored paddlers. Welcome to Liam and Cameron Smedley, the newest additions to our sponsored paddlers. These guys are both on Canada's national canoe slalom team, and training hard for this summer race season.

The Smedley brothers shredding it
Good days on the river

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