Rick Cooper

British Sea Kayaks owner Rick CoperI’m Rick Cooper, owner of British Sea Kayaks. I’ve been on the sea all my life one way or another. I’m a British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader*, an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Instructor and a former Royal Marine Commando. Why do I sell sea kayaks designed and built by Nigel Dennis? I believe they are the best – an opinion endorsed by top professional paddlers around the globe!

Sea Kayak Dealer

If you are struggling to make a decision about which new sea kayak to buy, let me help you to decide. I travel all over the southern half of the UK and Brittany (Bretagne) too. If you have a particular model from the Sea Kayaking UK range in mind just call or email. Of course, you’re welcome to visit  my base on the Devon/Cornwall border. It’s just minutes from the water that surrounds the vibrant city of Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City.

I’ll guide you through the selection process, offering advice and support when you want it. I’ll deliver exactly what you have chosen to wherever you want it. Without fuss or bother, on time every time.

Personal Kayak Trainer

My clients come from near and far because they value one-to-one attention. You can be sure that all training will be tailored to meet your needs, as you would expect from a personal trainer.

“Rick helped me to develop the skills and confidence I needed to fully relax. Now I can’t get enough of it – I want more stars. Give him a try, he’s different!”

Adaptive Paddling Specialist

If you have a physical disability you will benefit from unmatched advice on how to achieve your goals. Working with partners in the sea kayaking industry, I have developed ways of making sea kayaking more accessible for amputees. Now I’d like to share that with you.

“Such simple solutions – I’ve been over-complicating. Now I can do the stuff I’ve been wanting to do for ages. For the first time my disability feels pretty irrelevant when I’m paddling.”

Please see the section on Adaptive Sea Kayaking for more detailed information.

Security Adviser

I’m proud to be associated with the innovative British company Datatag. Together we have developed a security solution to protect kayaks from theft. It’s effective, elegant and recommended by Crime Prevention Officers.

“I really wanted to find a way to protect my sea kayaks, especially when they’re on the roof rack. You just don’t know who is about, do you? Now you can protect yours too.”


*In April 2017, British Canoeing introduced the “Advanced Sea Kayak  Leader” award to make it easier for paddlers to understand the levels of skill and experience required. It replaces the old “BCU 5 Star Leader (Sea)” award.