A Unique Michigan Company
Think of Michigan and the first thought to come to mind are sparkling blue waters enjoining its Great Lakes coastlines and 11,000 inland lakes with 36,000 miles of rivers and streams. ( Michigan has more coast line than any other state except Alaska ) And of course Michigan is also famous for technical innovation and skilled craftsmen who bring the world some of the finest automotive products ever produced. But why not kayaks? That’s what a small group of kayakers and automotive engineers thought in 2008 while paddling the scenic waterways of Michigan . These avid kayakers compared notes and swapped emails and phone calls exploring the concept of resurrecting hand-made, high quality kayaks here in the USA that were perfect for their needs.
Our group of kayakers began enlisting the vast knowledge base of notable Michigan experts including instructors, guides, retailers and materials specialists. So it was with careful and deliberate effort that the Peregrine team designed and crafted the first Peregrine composite kayak which became the stunning Talon model. The Talon was not only a head-turner with its sleek lines, but surprised many paddlers because it was stable and comfortable. This was no accident as the Peregrine team was highly aware that despite the wide array of abilities, ages, types of paddling, and body sizes, the kayaks people desired consistently had these parameters:
- They must be stable and not feel tippy after only a few strokes.
- They must exhibit good tracking and easy turning with a minimum of effort
- The cockpit area should be simple and easy to negotiate with a minimum of gizmos to break or interfere with entry/exit.
And ABOVE all:
- The kayaks must be as lightweight as possible to make carrying and loading feasible for anyone.
- Final cost to the paddler should be within a reasonable distance from heavier polyethelyne
We think...actually....we know that our team has achieved these parameters and invite you to explore our website to learn more. We hope we can get you to paddle one and see for yourself what we have wrought in our many thousands of hours of handwork.