At Mocean, we’re about the transformative experience of moving on water. Our mood is driven by the sea. We’re propelled by its beauty, its freedom, its excitement. The feeling that we’re one with nature and part of something bigger than ourselves.
We make outriggers for anyone who wants to move on water—rivers, lakes, and oceans. People who’ve never paddled, people who want another option to stand-up paddling, and people who are elite water athletes, and everyone in between.
Our canoe is sturdy yet light, sleek yet durable, innovative yet beating with the heart of a wise, old soul. And built to last. It’s pure bliss, affordably priced, so everyone can have access. Won’t you join us?
Inventor Michael Carey is a man on a mission. A guy who was bored with stand up paddling and wanted to explore the water anew. While sitting on a beach in Hawaii, he saw some men glide fast through the ocean not far from shore. They were on an outrigger, and it was cool and fast. “That’s for me!” he instantly decided.
But, back in the States, getting ahold of a fast canoe was slow. Most of the manufacturers were in China. So, Michael picked up a used, but still fairly pricey, racing canoe off Craigslist. He took it out and quickly rediscovered his passion for being on water. Unfortunately, two days later, he hit a rock and learned something else about his pricey, “eggshell” racer: it would be a small fortune and at least three to four weeks to repair—all because he needed a fiberglass specialist to do the job. Worse, given the relative fragility of the canoe, the high cost repair and inconvenience would likely recur. Michael didn’t like the idea of frequent sidelining from his new favorite activity—or of blowing through lots of money just to stay on the water.
That’s when Michael, a carpenter, got an idea: he’d make a better canoe. One that still performed great, but was designed to be stronger, more durable, and easier to repair than a standard racing boat. While he was at it, he’d also reduce the size to about 18 feet, nearly three feet shorter than canoes used in competition, and a foot shorter than the average U.S. garage, to make the canoe portable and easy to store. For added utility, he’d create a “hatch,” a compartment behind the seat, so the rider could store their phone, six-pack of drinks, or whatever they wanted to on their paddling adventure.
Most importantly, he’d make his canoe in America with American-sourced parts, to introduce a domestic—and affordable—outrigger brand to the market and speed the entire order to delivery process.
Once Michael had the vision and a design concept, he made a prototype and arranged with local high-performance manufacturer Eddyline Kayaks do the thermoforming: an advanced, environmentally-conscious sheet-forming technology that uses 100% recyclable plastic to create the canoe.
A year and several improvements later, the Mocean canoe was perfected and ready for production.
Mocean has arrived and is ready to grant access to all who want to be moved by water and the benefits that come from experiencing “everybody’s outrigger.”