Eddyline Kayaks Transitions Ownership

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Local business Eddyline Kayaks has been acquired by a new management team. Founder Tom Derrer and his wife Lisa are retiring nearly 47 years after forming the company. As part of the acquisition, Mount Vernon resident Scott Holley has joined the company as president. He joins the existing management team of Todd Keane, Tom Remsing, and Janet Sutton.

Eddyline Kayaks is a leading manufacturer of kayaks, paddles, and related accessories. “From Eddyline’s earliest days, we have been at the forefront of innovative designs and processes, culminating with the industry’s first thermoformed ABS kayak. This transition is the result of several years of discussion and careful planning. We are thrilled that our legacy of “legendary designs” will be entrusted to this unparalleled team.” said Tom Derrer, founder and president of the company. 

The transition planning was aided by Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC) staff, who helped introduce the Derrers to Holley. Read more about the transition in the Skagit Valley Herald article "EDASC helps Eddyline Kayaks founders find new owners."

Category: Economic Development