01945 430604

Snake River Canoes by Mel Hubbard
The UK’s leading fibre glass (GRP) canoes makers




Fancy taking to the water, enjoying the beautiful scenery of our waterways whilst taking in all the sounds of nature around you? Well, with one of our fantastic fibreglass moulded canoes you and the family can do just that.

We can cater for all budgets with either our bare hulls just requiring the final timber fittings (which can also be supplied if required) to a fully bespoke, metal flake, ready to paddle canoe. The sizes range from 12 foot to 16 foot, though we are currently adding to this range also. Just call us and we can discuss your exact requirements and budget. We pride ourselves on providing the right solution for each and every client.


Don’t just take our word for it, here's just a few of the comments from our clients over the years:

I couldn’t have wished for a better canoe

A Parkinson, Cambridge

I would recommend the Snake River 12′ for short solo camping trips and day trips. It represents fantastic value for money and is so light that you can be on the water with minimal effort.

C. Smith, Leeds

Mel, is a great person to deal with and offers a fantastic after sales service

T Hughes, Birmingham

Mel Hubbard has a wealth of experience in moulding the hulls in fibreglass. In fact, to many he is the UK’s leading authority of fibre glass construction, affectionately know as the godfather of the design and building of fibre glass beach buggies in the UK and beyond. 

Our Kits

Canadian Open Canoe Brand New composite GRP 15 foot model, this stunning looking boat really sparkles in the sunshine with its dark green metalflake gel coated hull & decks.

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This kit comes with all the gunwale timber, 2 decks, yoke, seat timber and all of the stainless steel fixings, apart from the stainless steel fixings everything else can be seen in the pics on the blue tarp. Even the seating blocks are fixed to the hull which we feel it not only adds strength to the hull, but looks much cleaner without drop bolts passing through the inner gunwales, the lightweight hull is also ribbed for further strength. snake river canoes2
We made the moulds to construct these canoes many years ago and have just started to produce them again in some stunning new colours, so they won’t be confused with the many cheap looking plastic models.
And have just refurbished all our moulds and have added to the range that we already offer, the canoe kit that we are showing here is the first one out of the newly refurbished moulds and as you can see, the finish is simply stunning.
snake river canoes12We sell our canoes either in kit form, from just a bare hull, a bare hull with everything to build it with including timber, fixings & fittings, or a ready to paddle canoe, this green canoe is ready to paddle.

One of the great things about these composite canoes is the ease of doing any repairs, should you ever be unfortunate to damage one in any way, We keep all the materials in stock, including the metalflake gel coat.
Storing these canoes outside all year round is not a problem either and they require very little maintenance, just a rub over the woodwork with oil once in a while.
Please do not confuse these hulls with the many cheaper looking, but more expensive plastic models on the market, Our composite hulls have much more stiffness that any Royalex hull that we have ever seen, so we would advise anyone to check other hulls out first.snake river canoes9
The reason our canoes are possibly better value than most, is because your dealing direct with the manufacturer here and not a middle man, your not paying for shipping costs to get it to the UK, everything is done here, in house.
We don’t buy other peoples moulds, we make our own and by doing this we can continue to offer you the best possible deals.snake river canoes14

Viewing is not a problem and your more than welcome to view anytime, we are about most days including evenings and weekends.

Want to know more? Well, just give Mel a ring on the number below or drop him an email. Please note visitors are most welcome but are strictly by appointment only.

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Snake River Canoes


Harps Hall Road

Walton Highway



PE14 7DL


Tel: 01945 430604

Email: mel@snakerivercanoes.co.uk