Owning Show Me SUP, for now, two seasons we have finally caved into the many phone calls and messages asking if we rented canoes. As a small business, we wanted to go ahead and give it a try. Now, we were not going to purchase a fleet of old boring Red and Green canoes. Though nice, pretty and new are good things there is no stories. They are new notebooks waiting to be written with numerous stories of fun, flipping, and exciting river adventures. We wanted to provide out customers with goofy fun memories and give them a unique paddling experience.
Traveling to many outfitters and campgrounds on our weekend adventures we noticed all these dented, banged up canoes sitting in “Graveyards” at these locations. As an avid paddler, seeing these canoes in these piles made me feel like they were the old dogs that were tossed because they could not play or have fun anymore. We decided to ask the outfitters if they would want to sell them so we can breathe new life back into them. Starting with Hufstedlers Canoe Rental on the 11 Point river, Mike and Wendy Jones pulled out a Beautiful Osagian canoe. At first, I was expecting a mangled mess of a boat but when I saw it I was floored at the minimal work I would have to put into it to get it safe for floating. So with this concept, we decided to give them loud pain jobs, add some humor to them and point out all the flaws in the coats and just make it a fun experience for our customers.
Enter “Schitty Canoe Company”, we reclaim old boats, give them a slight makeover and provide people with a cool experience while keeping our environment clean and these boats going to the shredder.
Do out boats look pretty, NO, do the leak a little? Of Course. But, will you see a barber pole painted canoe or a unicorn canoe or the Schitty OG stand out in a sea of green, yellow and red rentals? Yes!.
We will also be slowly adding Schwag to our store so you can get your Schitty Shirts, stickers, and hats.
We are Picking up boats every week to start repairing, give personality to and making sure they are ready for the 2020 season. Are you ready to get Schitty?
Schitty Canoe Company is a Show Me SUP Company and to make it simple and easy for everyone wanting to rent a Schitty Canoe we will have direct links to our booking platform so your group can choose a canoe and a SUP board or anything they would like.