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Thread: Recommendation for Kayak Vendors around MD/VA/DE

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    Default Recommendation for Kayak Vendors around MD/VA/DE

    Doing my due diligence for reputable vendors with competitive price and good service, I have two stores so far. Am I missing any other kayak vendors locally? I would like to support "local" stores, definition of "local" being within 2.5 hour drive.

    Anyone have any personal experiences? I'm wondering what demo day discounts can be had. Depending on the discounts, I might wait to purchase.

    1. Appomattax River Company (Farmville, VA or Ashland, VA)
    - Demo day in June
    - 10% of accessories with kayak purchase
    - Very large inventory in the Farmville location
    - VA state tax

    2. Delaware Paddlesports (Lewes, DE)
    - Demo day in April
    - 100 dollar credit per kayak purchase
    - No state tax
    - Boonedox dealer

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    Backyard Boats (I purchased my Revo there. Excellent price and service.)
    222 Severn Avenue
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    http://www.backyardboats.com/

    Annapolis Canoe and Kayak
    311 Third Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
    http://www.annapoliscanoeandkayak.com/

    You already mentioned DPS. I purchased my Ultimate there. Again, good price and service.

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    What kayak are you looking to buy?

    Here is the local Vibe Dealer, and I must add that the Vibe SeaGhost 130 is probably the best value on the market right now (kayak, high low seat, rudder, and paddle for $899).

    Oaktree Outfitters
    4934 George Washington Memorial Highway
    Hayes VA 23072

    http://www.oaktreeoutfitters.net/

    ask for: Travis Jenkins

    http://vibekayaks.com/products/vibe-...nt=15687073734

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    DPS! Great people and service. I always had great experience with them.

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    DPS is a 2 hour drive from Harford County. They are my home paddle store. Thier team is awesome and the store is so packed with yaks and gear, ya need to take some time to check it all out.
    Freddie T

    2016 Hobie Outback LE #236
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    Easton cycle and sport is pretty good. I bought my boat from back yard boats in Annapolis and had a great experience

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    Another for DPS. They are almost 3 hours away for me and it was worth the drive.
    2017 Hobie Camo Outback
    2016 Vibe Sea Ghost

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    CD Outdoors
    Chris Dollar
    1751 Perry Corner Road
    Queenstown, MD 21658
    410-991-8468

    I personally have bought two kayaks from Chris and got some great deals and service.
    John
    Annapolis
    Native Slayer Propel 10, Native Ultimate 12

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    Hmmm.. seems to me everyone is overlooking one of the oldest kayak dealers (28 years) in the area Starrk-Moon Kayaks in Delta, PA. Brad is one of the most reputable, fair and knowledge dealers I've run across but of course he doesn't carry Hobie, Native, Wilderness, Jackson, Vibe, Oldtown, Ocean. He does however carry Feel Free fishing yaks, as well as host of popular accessories and he does have demos. http://www.starrkmoon.com/kayaks.asp
    Sun Camo Feel Free Lure 13.5
    Lowrance Elite 7 ti w/Totalscan
    B & C Power Yachts transom mount
    Minn Kota 45 Riptide
    Wireless Trolling Pro wireless controller
    Re-Lion 75Ah Lithium Iron Deep Cycle

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    Valley Mill Boats in Germantown MD is a Jackson Dealer if you are interested in them.

    I have purchased products from both Appomattox and DPS, they are both great shops! DPS currently is a headline sponsor for the MAKBF series and those guys are an awesome group of guys and very knowledgeable about the industry. They have the earliest demo day that I know of coming up on 4/22. Based on past experience Appomattox typically gives a 10% discount on demo day. I have not been to one of the DPS demo days so I am not sure if they give discounts or not. You could hit up any of the guys over there and they will be able to tell you.
    WS ATAK

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