Many avid anglers can’t wait for their retirement – They dream of all the free time they’ll have to pursue their passion of fishing, boats, etc…
For many retirees, it’s a perfect arrangement, and for others it’s not enough – They feel they’d like to do something more that would add some extra fun, excitement, and even extra income to their lives.
Here’s a couple examples of avid anglers who retired and opened a fishing kayak dealership:
Gene Andrews, Florida
Gene Andrews retired several years ago, and moved to Palm Coast, in Northeastern Florida, south of Jacksonville – an area considered to be the world kayak fishing capital .
Like many others, Gene suffers from back sensitivities that prevent him from fishing out of kayaks, because of the yak back problem. In 2009, Gene got himself a W500, which is the only back pain free kayak out there, and fished from it happy and back pain free, until he realized he could start his own dealership, and resell this fishing kayak he believes in locally.
Gene founded High and Dry Kayaks, which sells W fishing kayaks in Palm Coast >>
John and Susie Castanha, Arizona
Both John and Susie love fishing and boating. As they retired, they’ve decided to start a business they’ve named Sonora Fishing Kayaks, and become Wavewalk fishing kayaks’ local dealers in Tucson, Arizona.
John is particularly interested in motorized kayak fishing, and the pursuit of saltwater game fish in the Sea of Cortez. After doing a lot of research, John arrived to the conclusion that the only serious proposition for kayak fishing in the ocean was the one presented by W fishing kayaks. Since John couldn’t see a W fishing kayak before deciding to order the first three he needed to be a W dealer, he visited a W client who fishes in the ocean off the coast of California, who showed him the W300 kayak he had rigged with an electric trolling motor. Seeing that kayak and talking to its owner convinced John he was on the right trail.