Published on: 04 August 2022
Newly formed, Prometheus Watersports is launching the ultra-high quality and robust YellowV inflatable paddle boards and kayaks into the UK. YellowV is the SUP and kayak brand developed by VETUS, the Netherlands based innovators and world leaders in boating systems and equipment.
Prometheus Watersports is the recently formed sister company to Prometheus Sailing, that runs the Sunsail UK charter fleet, corporate sailing base and RYA training centre. With more people taking up paddle sports or booking UK yacht charters and wanting to take SUPs and kayaks on their boats, the expansion into quality watersports equipment is a logical step.
The new distribution agreement means Prometheus Watersports will actively promote YellowV products throughout the UK, and directly from their base in Portsmouth Harbour.
The YellowV SUP range includes the robust Heartbeat 08, 09 and 11 iSUP boards aimed for all levels of paddler including children, fast carving in waves and adventure touring. With a sturdy build and slightly extra width for stability, all the boards are fitted with multiple grab handles for safety and easy carrying together with a variety of D rings for attaching to boats or the shore. Each board comes with a comprehensive pack including a carry bag, pump, repair kit, safety leash and the added touch of a YellowV towel and waterproof mobile case.
The YellowV kayak range includes agile, rugged, slender inflatable kayaks suitable for one, two or three people. Designed with a narrow profile for enhanced speed, these robust kayaks are ideal for more experienced paddlers to use for touring, rough water and covering longer distances.
Manufactured with sturdy drop-stitch sidewalls and decks, the kayaks offer the stiffness and paddling characteristics of a hard kayak. The moulded nose and tail cone cut through the water efficiently for excellent handling in rough waters and strong currents. Supplied with a dry bag, there is plenty of room for gear, and they pack down into a carry bag for easy stowage in a car or boat.
Simon Boulding, MD of Prometheus Sailing and Watersports explains: “We have been seeking a range of durable and quality SUPs and kayaks to offer our charter and flotilla clients. The YellowV products are well made and well equipped. With charter bookings growing and our clients wanting to take SUPs onboard, it seems a very natural step to offer watersports equipment, alongside our accessible sailing activities. In fact, we were so impressed with this amazing brand, we’ve taken the relationship to the next level and become the UK distributor.”
Nick Tuinenburg, sales product manager at VETUS comments: “Prometheus Sailing is a renowned brand in the UK staycation and sailing business and when we heard they were in the market for a paddle board partnership, we dove right in with YellowV. From the outset, the team’s positive drive, its vibe, its connection to watersports enthusiasts and its geographic location all connected with us. We are proud to announce that Prometheus Watersports is our official YellowV distributor for the UK market and we can now provide UK customers with the service they need at the quality level we’d like.”