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We will contact you before shipping your boat or board. However, it is important to know that folks test paddle boats everyday during the season. It is possible that a scratch may occur during a test paddle and the boat that you just put in your cart may have been test paddled. We examine boats before shipment and will notify you of any issues.

Shipping information for Canoes, Kayaks, & Stand-Up-Paddleboards (SUPs)

Shipping Options:
Our goal is for you to receive your canoe, kayak, or SUP board in the same exact condition that it left Rutabaga. Freight companies don't typically make this easy for us, or you.
KAS Transport is our easiest and best solution to this. Steve and Kathy operate a wonderful boat transport service. Under this option, you may touch base with KAS and get a quote. After that, we can discuss and make your boat purchase over the phone. Once that is set, you can work with KAS for your shipping options. They will then contact us and pick up the boat on the set date. It's that easy. You can find their information below:
KAS Transport
33 Crest Ave.
Macedon, NY
Beyond that, we can ship polyethylene and ABS kayaks, canoes, or SUP boards. Sorry we do not ship canoes or boats made of composite material (i.e. fiberglass, Kevlar, Aramide, TuffStuff, carbon) through freight companies. Our suggestion for these types of boats is to use the services of KAS Transport. For our available freight services, rates are generally as follows (however, please call us first to get a more accurate quote for the product you wish to purchase):

- Plastic Kayak up to 12ft  OR  Stand-Up Paddleboard: $150.00
- Any product over 12ft  &  Select Fishing Kayaks: $250.00
- Every Vessel Over 90 LBS: $350.00

Pick-Up at Our Store

Of course, you always have the option to pick up your purchase at our store located on 220 W Broadway Madison, WI 53716.

Terms & Conditions: 

We use a couple different freight companies for our canoe and kayak shipments. Boat shipments will be sent to the freight terminal that is closest to your home or work. You are responsible for picking the boat up from the terminal
- All Internet boat sales are final unless damaged in shipment
- Rutabaga will handle damage claims within 2-6 weeks
- Freight shipping of canoes and kayaks is only available to the lower 48 states, not available to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
- For insurance purposes, Rutabaga cannot ship Used Boats