In 1971, in a backyard in Malibu, California, our original founder took an old surfboard and carved out two places — one to sit in and another for his scuba gear. That's right the Ocean Kayak was born thanks to a passion for scuba diving. But as this craft was seen on the water and on the beach, people began to inquire. Originally built as a fiberglass kayak several people started asking how they could get one.
Today, tens of thousands of boats later, we're one of the world's biggest manufacturers of sit-on-top kayaks. Our operation is located in Old Town, Maine, but we distribute kayaks all over the world. As we move into the future we plan to continue to innovate and design our boats to get more people out on the water and enjoying the sport of kayaking.