Kayaks, Paddlers, and Paddling: This is what Jackson Kayaks is about.
Jackson Kayaks works primarily with smaller dealers instead of large retailers. They have particularly promoted Kayaking as a family sport, especially by producing boats for children as small as weighing 13.5 kg (30 pounds). Canoeist Joe Jacobi, an Olympic Gold medalist in 1992 and teammate of Eric Jackson at the Olympic Games, believes that Jackson has “made whitewater kayaking a family sport in a way that no one else in the industry has been able to do.”
They are a very altruistic/ideal focused group of people with quality, innovation, and “leaving the world a better place” as the core.
Jackson Kayak was born in 2003 with EJ and Tony Lunt as co-founders. They have assembled the best team in the world of people commited to the cause over the past 11 years and are relentless in the pursuit of quality and performance.
They are located in Sparta, TN in their 100,000 square foot facility. They have about 120 employees and make products for whitewater, recreational paddling, touring, fishing, accessories, clothing, and even do custom manufacturing for playgrounds, other kayak companies, and more.
They make their plastic kayaks in sparta, and just about every component as well. Each year they become more self-sufficient in their manufacturing.
In the UK all Jackson Kayaks are imported through Square Rock.