revolutionary Sportspal didn’t just happen by. A long process of development, experience, and
good engineering produced a craft truly ‘Born of Canadian Waters’. Since it’s
humble beginnings in a small Northern Ontario garage, the Sportspal Canoe has
grown to become a Canadian icon. With continued hard work over the last 60 years
to develop the canoe, it has now become one of Canada’s most recognizable
watercraft which now has a global customer base.
In 1947 in North Bay, Ontario,
Cedric Summers, an ex WWII RCAF Air Frame Engineer and avid fisherman couldn’t
find a canoe that suited his needs so he decided to build one. Having worked
with lightweight aluminum in his profession of building airplanes for the air
force, there was only one material to use - Lightweight Aluminum.
This was the beginning of the
journey for the now legendary Sportspal Canoe. The light weight Sportsmen’s
Canoe has gone on to be used around the world by thousands of enthusiasts.
Originally built in 12’ and 14’ Pointed models in two colours, there are now 8
models with five colour options.
Sportspal canoes are hand crafted
from light gauge marine aluminum which withstands the normal use and abuse by
Sportsmen but is still easy for Grandpa to load onto his vehicle. With a 38”
beam and a 13” depth the 12’ Pointed weighing in at 34 lbs. is a great canoe for
fishing, hunting or cruising the shoreline of your favourite lake or stream.
Built to last decades the Sportspal Canoe will really become one of your best
pals when you take to the water no matter what you use it for.
It is a true honour to carry on
the legacy of the Sportspal Canoe. If you should decide to purchase a Sportspal
Canoe, thank you very much. Our canoe and our company will not let you down.
About Our Canoes
All of our Sportspal and Radisson Canoes are constructed of a single sheet of 5052 marine grade aluminum which will not
become brittle, delaminate, peel, check, waterlog, rot, shrink or swell.
This material makes
our canoes one of the lightest on the market and it assures a uniform thickness throughout the hull.
canoes are easy to carry, handle better on car tops,
towing, launching and recovery. It has a high
eight models, five colours in three lengths
to choose from. Every Sportspal and Radisson canoe is built to exacting
specifications and workmanship.
Coupled with the many
optional accessories, our Sportspal and Radisson Canoes will give you
many years of trouble free service.