Werner Paddles began with Werner and Martha Furrer’s first kayaking adventure together in 1955. With limited gear available, Werner Sr built his first kayak in 1959 and subsequently his first paddle in 1965. With a growing family, each member needed a kayak and paddle, and the Furrer garage became a workshop to deliver the gear. From that humble beginning grew a company of dedicated craftsmen and women who bring passion, commitment, and pride to work every single day.

Today, Werner Paddles takes an engineering and technological approach to design. Function, ergonomics, durability, and beauty are key requirements for the best paddling experience. We take pride in handcrafting products in the U.S., minimizing waste, taking care of our people, and giving back to the local community. Whether you spend the day paddling on flat water with your family or rely on your paddle in Class V rapids, we continuously innovate to deliver Ultimate Paddle Performance