PADDLE SPORTS ARE HOT ON AMERICA’S WATERWAYS

From all accounts we’re seeing, paddle sports—especially kayaking—are surging in popularity. In 2012, more than 19 million people went paddling on American waterways.

The appeal of paddle sports crosses all sorts of lines: age, gender, place (inland and coastal waters), and recreational motivation (adventure, fitness, exploration, nature photography, fishing). Some of the reasons for the love of paddling include low cost, easy learning curve, hassle-free access to thousands of waterways everywhere, and the desire to get close to nature.

Parks and recreational areas are also responding to the paddle sports boom by making life easier for users of non-motorized watercraft. Many parks are upgrading and expanding their boat launch facilities to accommodate the special needs of kayaks and canoes.

A dedicated kayak and canoe launch pad is just one component of such a project.
This kayak and canoe launch has rollers, rails, and two lanes for fast, tip-proof launch and retrieval. The Easy Launch kayak and canoe system cradles the watercraft in a recessed dock section, grab bars make passenger entry and exit much easier.

These awesome upgrades or renovations can also include aluminum floating docks, piers, and gangways.

If you are embarking on a waterfront project, ACT can ensure it’s built for a lifetime of service.