At Mocean, we’re about the transformative experience of moving on water. Our mood is driven by the sea. We’re propelled by its beauty, its freedom, its excitement. The feeling that we’re one with nature and part of something bigger than ourselves.
We make canoes for anyone who wants to move on water—rivers, lakes, and oceans. People who’ve never paddled, people who want another option to stand-up paddling, and people who are elite water athletes, and everyone in between.
Our canoe is sturdy yet light, sleek yet durable, innovative yet beating with the heart of a wise, old soul. And built to last. It’s pure bliss, affordably priced, so everyone can have access. Won’t you join us?
But, back in the States, getting ahold of a fast canoe was slow. Most of the manufacturers were in China. So, Michael picked up a used, but still fairly pricey, racing canoe off Craigslist. He took it out and quickly rediscovered his passion for being on water.
Unfortunately, two days later, he hit a rock and learned something else about his pricey, “eggshell” racer: it would be a small fortune and at least three to four weeks to repair—all because he needed a fiberglass specialist.
That’s when Michael, a carpenter, got an idea: he’d make a better canoe. One that still performed great, but was designed to be stronger, more durable, and easier to repair than a standard racing boat.
While he was at it, he’d also reduce the size to about 18 feet, nearly three feet shorter than canoes used in competition, and a foot shorter than the average U.S. garage, to make the canoe portable and easy to store.
For added utility, he’d create a “hatch,” a compartment behind the seat, so the rider could store their phone, six-pack of drinks, or whatever they wanted to on their paddling adventure.