Old Town canoes ever manufactured by Venture Canoes UK?

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Fabricant
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Old Town canoes ever manufactured by Venture Canoes UK?

Post by Fabricant » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:48 pm

Intrigued by an eBay advert selling a 17 foot canoe with Old Town decals on the sides.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323909162851 ... 3909162851

Someone else asked which 17 foot Old Town model it is and in 'Contact seller => Details about the item' section the seller replied

'I have had a look on the brass label which I photographed without much luck but all it says is "made in britain by venture canoes&#34'.

I always thought Old Town canoes were manufactured in USA, multiple hulls nesting in container and shipped to Europe for final assembly? Can anyone enlighten me please, thanks.
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Re: Old Town canoes ever manufactured by Venture Canoes UK?

Post by barelyafloat » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:22 pm

I’d guess that’s a Venture canoe (possibly Ranger 16) with an Old Town sticker on the side ? They are/were easily available on Ebay.

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