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A message from Pyranha Kayaks

Words by GoKayakingAdmin on 21/03/2022 15:11:40

We have ceased all shipments to Russia as of the week before last and have heard from both of our Ukrainian dealers that they are preparing to defend their homeland in any way they can. When peace returns, we’ll do everything we can to help them rebuild their businesses, but sadly that time is likely a long way off.

These are our dealers in Ukraine:

Mike, with his family…

Anton, with his paddling crew…

These are wonderful people.

We are lucky to live in a stable and peaceful democracy, whilst many live with the harsh reality of the many dreadful wars around the world. This war in Europe, in an area where some of our staff come from, where our customers are being bombed, brings that reality far too close to home. We have no doubt, like us, you are watching the human tragedy in Ukraine unfold nightly, and perhaps feeling powerless to help.

However, we are morally compelled to help Ukraine, and perhaps with your help, we can do so significantly…

Staff across Pyranha have committed to donating their time, and several of our suppliers have agreed to donate materials so that we can make 20 custom Scorches, split proportionally across the size range, in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

100% of the proceeds from these ‘Flag of Ukraine’ kayaks will go to The Disasters Emergency Committee, a major Relief Fund for Ukraine.

Our dealer network has responded with overwhelming support for this initiative, and so we are also preparing to make an additional 20 kayaks at cost, with any profit from these also going to the DEC.

Furthermore, to enable those who are not in the market for a boat at this time to also support the cause, we have designed a ‘Drop Waterfalls, Not Bombs’ t-shirt which is available through our webstores, and we will also be raffling 2 ‘Flag of Ukraine’ Scorches (1 in the UK/EU and 1 in North America).

How to get involved:
UK Residents

Purchase a raffle ticket, a ‘Drop Waterfalls, Not Bombs’ t-shirt, or a ‘Flag of Ukraine’ kayak (delivered via a participating dealer) through our UK/EU webstore.