QCC Kayaks - The Company
QCC was founded in 1991 as a molder of quality composite components for other
manufacturers and began making sea kayaks in 1996 under private label for another company.
Over the years we have engineered these kayaks
from prototype level to the truly extraordinary sea and touring kayaks they are today.
We have broad experience in most composite disciplines. Most sea kayak
builders have learned enough about composites to build sea kayaks. We have a
broad range of
composite expertise from automotive to aviation to apply to
the building of our kayaks. The combination of our experience with the
nautical design work of John Winters creates a blend that produces
The kayaks are constructed with the care and pride many manufacturers only dream about.
All one needs to do is ask someone who owns one. From the gel-coat to the
laminate to the final assembly, every step is done with meticulous care by
experienced craftsmen. We know that our kayaks will never be better than
the pride that the people building them have in what they do. For this
reason we have assembled a talented group of craftsmen who craft each
sea kayak in an environment without layers of management or counter productive
structure. It is a group of craftsmen who love what they do and are
allowed to do it the best they can without constraints on time or
performance that would degrade the final product.
Update: As of April, 2011 the QCC Kayak brand and products are
in the more than capable hands of Wenonah Canoe. Wenonah Canoe is the
perfect company to carry on the QCC Kayak story. Like QCC they are a
Midwestern, family owned business actively cared for by its founder.
Like QCC they employ local, hard-working people in Winona, MN, USA to
build your QCC kayak. Like QCC they are all about quality and service
and developing customer loyalty through superior products and service.