Friday, April 15, 2011

Japan disaster -impact on kayak retailers

A few days ago I received this message from Shinju, our Japan Distributor;

Hi Richard

Four of active retailer were suffered by this earthquake disaster

Below is the list.

MESA ( Kamaishi Iwate ):

Sea-son ( Miyako Iwate ):

Earth Quest ( Onagawa Miyagi)

Marine Planning Miyagi ( Matsushima Miyagi )

Fortunately, their family and staffs are all fine. But still under hard situation since their shops, warehouse and kayaks

has gone by Tsunami. We're going to strong support their restructuring. Their shops were used be on beautiful coast in Japan and it was so attractive for sea kayaker. So we'd like to help them to all of kayaker can paddling there again.

If you can give us any support, is it possible to contribute Point65 Kayaks for their outdoor center operation?

No need Fiberglass kayaks, No need new one, even used one or old model is ok.

We, will also contribute our used kayaks, and will deliver it from coming fall to next spring.

By that time, we think they can have sight for reconstruction of their town.

Please discuss about it by your side.



Shinju enclosed these unbelievable pictures of the destruction of these kayak centers.

Point 65 is donating 20 kayaks for these badly hit retailers. Let me know if you want to help out!




Tim Benjamin said...

Hi Richard,
Fantasic, very generous of you to donate to Japan. Companies should be encouraged to do more of this sort of thing by having customers support these companies. We intend to do our part by purchasing a Martini tandem in Gävle. Keep up the good work, and way to be a responsible member of the global community.

Richard at Point 65 said...

Tim, thanks and thanks for choosing a Point 65 Kayak!