Latest canoes and kayaks from leading manufacturers.

Canadian style canoes are always popular, we have some of the latest models developed in these comfortable style of canoe.
Kayaks have come a long way, many new models for fishing and recreational are now available.
We only stock quality brands with a good reputation.
We stock Old Town canoes from USA, Ocean Kayak from NZ, Necky kayaks from NZ, Feel Free kayaks from Thailand .
Paddles , seats, leashes, rod holders, kayak rods, dry bags, wet suit boots, transport trolleys and more.
Electric motors make it easy to get home after a long paddle we stock Minn Kota and Water Snake motors, sealed batteries, smart chargers and battery boxes

A successful submission from Franklin Marine – supported by the Franklin boating community – for funding to establish more navigation marks on the The Huon River, has been successful – and we’re happy to report that the new marks have now been installed! The funding for this project came from the MAST Recreational Boating Fund, […]

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With winter closing in on the Huon Valley, we are once again being met by chilly evenings and mornings. Of course, no chilly evening or morning would be complete without a thick blanket of fog rolling down the river! Fog burning off to reveal Franklin Marina#franklinmarina #hobartandbeyond #franklinmarine #huonriver #cartella A post shared by Franklin […]

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This audio is an excerpt from our weekly “Fishing and Boating Show” – click here for more about the show. Most boats should have at least a neutral buoyancy. This means that a boat should continue to float, even when it is full of water and upside-down. A boat must meet this requirement for it […]

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West System is the longest established epoxy resin system for boat building and is a favourite amongst professional boat builders and shipwrights. Shipwrights prefer WEST System because it is always consistent and the mix always cures correctly.

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Franklin Marine is passionate about safety. Our staff spend a lot of time researching, advising and selling the right equipment to keep you safe on the water. We keep our margins slim to keep you safe. For example, an Australian Made KTI EPIRB with GPS is only $290. Whether you are in Tasmania or interstate, […]

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Life jackets are an essential piece of safety gear that are designed to keep you afloat should you (or your child) get knocked overboard. Adult lifejackets are rated in floatation units called Newtons (N) – with 150N being the mandated floatation for an adult lifejacket intended for use in coastal waters. Children’s lifejackets are rated […]

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Sandy, Jane and Laurie on the Huon River going for a morning paddle. In an Old Town Predator fishing canoe good for lots of gear or three Franklin Ladies.

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