29 Ipswich Road
Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102
+61 7 3391 1088
Dan Owbridge, Retail Assistant, has been working for Rosco
Canoes & Kayaks for 6 months.
After 20 years working as a Mechanical Engineer, Dan decided it was time for a sea-change.
The decision was made easier when he bought a 15' Chief from Rosco Canoes and fell
in love with the place. He now says he has a sense of purpose previously missing in his
Dan's favourite boat is the 15' Canoe and, depending on what day of the week it is,
will depend on whether he says it's the Royalex or the Fibreglass. He reckons the
Chief is his ideal camping boat but the glass boat paddles better solo..
The best part of his job is definitely the demo and hire boats. "It's like my own personal
boat library", he says. Having the ability to paddle so many different types of craft is a
dream come true for Dan. And having access to in-house design know how definitely
appeals to the engineer in him.
The worst part about is job is hearing all the stories people tell about paddling expeditions.
Dan's bucket list of paddling destinations would rival Santa's Naughty and Nice list!! Just
ask his long suffering wife about it...
If he could have Rosco design any craft it would be a light weight 15' or 16' canoe. He
loves the versatility of open canoes and the way Rosco Canoes glide on the water and
reckons the only improvement would be to make them a little lighter to carry between
Dan's favourite place to paddle is the Brisbane River, or the Noosa River, or maybe the
Southern Bay Islands, or what about.... Ahh so many places too little time. His next
expedition is a trip down the Mary from Kenilworth to the Mouth. And then well, who knows..
Dan's constant companion on all his paddling adventures is his faithful sidekick, Scooby the
Boat Dog. He has been taking him paddling since he came to live with Dan's family 12 months
ago. Or is that Scooby is taking Dan, we're not sure which way around it actually is??
Finally, what would his dream job be?? Easy, getting paid to bring about the resurgance of
canoe paddling in Australia!! Kind of like what he's doing now???