Effective immediately Asheville Adventure Rentals will conduct business as French Broad Outfitters. In an effort to more accurately describe our services as Asheville’s largest river outfitter and retail paddleshop, we feel this is an important step. With the ability to identify themselves with the third oldest river in the world and one of Asheville’s most prominent
natural features we believe French Broad Outfitters is a natural fit.
“Since opening in 2012, AAR has taken a different course. With the increased awareness and use of the French Broad River, our retail business has become an important part of the community. To greater reflect our retail partnerships and the addition of a second location this May, we feel French Broad Outfitters increases our connection to the river and our customers.”-Brennan Splain, Co-Owner.
French Broad Outfitters is owned and operated by the same Best of WNC staff you’ve awarded 3 years in a row. Opened in 2012, AAR has always strived to offer the best gear selection, knowledgeable staff, family friendly river trips, and shuttle services for the French Broad River.
In partnership with The Smokey Mountain Adventure Center, opening this Jan 30, French Broad Outfitters will be operating it’s second rental location in the Spring at 173 Amboy Road. A smattering of offerings will be available: an inflation station for local tubers, tube and SUP rentals, last minute sundries & tubes for purchase and shuttles back to our Outfitter location on Riverside Drive, four miles downstream.
French Broad Outfitters remains the same shop you know and love as Asheville Adventure Rentals. FBO provides the area’s best paddlesports selection, sales, service, rentals, and river trips. French Broad Outfitters truly are “Pirates of the French Broad.”
For more information about French Broad Outfitters, please contact Derek Turno by email at Derek@fboufitters.com.