Appomattox River Company carries Werner Paddles, a company dedicated to handcrafted paddles for over forty years.
In the 1960's Werner Furrer Sr. saw a need to design and build his own kayak paddles. His goal was to give his family more enjoyment as they explored the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Today, a short distance from where the first paddle was built in the family garage, Werner Paddles now calls Sultan, Washington home. Werner's design and production team handcraft the world's finest kayak, canoe and stand up paddles. It is these folks who pour their pride into every paddle to give customers more enjoyment on the water. This pride and quality workmanship is evident every time you pick up a Werner paddle. You see in Werner's unsurpassed attention to quality and feel it with every stroke.
Werner Paddles believe Advanced Designs and Great Fit are the key ingredients to achieving Ultimate Paddle Performance . . . therefore, to fulfill their promise Werner focuses enormous amounts of energy to develop a complete selection of advanced paddle designs. Ultimate Paddle Performance may sound like something marketed to "pros", but the fact is everyone, regardless of their level of experience, can benefit from a well designed paddle that fits properly. Ultimately it means you enjoy greater comfort, reduced fatigue, enhanced performance and more fun on your next paddling adventure.
Advanced Designs means much more than great blade designs and lightweight construction. It includes maintaining bomber durability, shaping comfortable grips and providing amazing features like their newly patented Adjustable Ferrule System (US patent 6881111). It also means ensuring all these features work together as a whole to create a well balanced paddle.
Great Fit is achieved when paddle features are chosen specifically to fit you and your paddling style. By offering a complete selection of blade sizes and styles, as well as several shaft options, Werner Paddles give every kayaker the opportunity to select and combine features for a custom paddle fit.