Getting a Wavewalk® in the United Kingdom

Since 2007, we’ve been selling Wavewalk® kayaks factory direct to clients in the United Kingdom.

Our UK clients get all the technical and sales support they need directly from us by email and by phone, and they pay us by direct transfer (ACH) or by international check in US dollars.

The client has to take care of shipping from the US port, or the factory, to the port of destination in the UK. We recommend using an international freight forwarder for this matter.

We ship each Wavewalk® kayak in a custom cardboard box, for maximum protection, and our shipments are insured.
Typical transit time for such a shipment is 3 weeks, but it can take a couple of weeks more, depending on cutoff dates and other factors over which we have no control.

Once the boxed Wavewalk kayak and accessories reach their UK port of destination, the client has to take care of customs clearing and transportation from the port to their address. We provide our clients with all necessary documentation for customs.
UK duty on US made kayaks is minimal. However, our UK clients are required to pay the local value added tax (VAT), like they do on all other products.
Other local expenses that UK clients need to be aware of are port taxes and fees which may vary from time to time and from one port to another, and storage fees if the client requires the box to be stored locally before picking it up.

We can also ship to inland local freight terminals where the client would pickup their box.

We are looking for dealers and distributors in the UK –

Learn more about our national distributor program »

2 thoughts on “Getting a Wavewalk® in the United Kingdom”

  1. How on earth can you ship a full size kayak from the United States to te UK for ninety dollars? What’s the catch, if any?

  2. Here is how we do it:
    Shipping a boxed W500 to a UK port costs us around $400 –
    The price of each kayak we normally sell in the US already includes a built-in shipping fee, and while this figure rarely covers our own cost when we ship a single box to an end customer’s address, it does cover part of it, so we’re able to offer free shipping in the continental US.
    Adding $90 as an extra shipping fee to a UK port further helps us offset the price difference.
    And finally, we advertise in the US and Canada but not in the UK. This means that we have some extra funds that we can use to pay for shipping our kayaks to the UK.

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