Custom Chutes, Inc. was formed in Florida, USA in 1998. The sole intention was to build a company with core competencies that commercial parasail operators would appreciate, our team continues to lead the parasail industry with parasail chutes and hydraulic system designs second to none.
One of Custom Chutes’ major innovations was the redesign of the original 16-panel parasail, to a more efficient, high lift, low drag canopy (HLLD). This development work continues into its second decade and allows commercial parasail operators to fly larger canopies with heavier payloads in a safer environment.
Custom Chutes, Inc. is located just north of Sarasota in Bradenton, Florida, West of I-75. To learn more about recreational and commercial parasailing, call or stop by anytime.
Chris Abbott is our Founder/ President and heads up our design team. Chris’ experience dates back over 4 decades with its origins in the UK with Waterbird and Paracraft Winch boats. Chris redesigned the original 16-panel chute in the late nineties and is improving this product to this day to become the most popular worldwide.
Lee Abbott‘s start in the parasail world began at a very early age. Lee’s grandfather (Brian Gaskin, founder of Waterbird) designed a chute Lee could safely fly on at the age of 2.
Julian Shaw From his early days as an international barefoot ski competitor and national record holder, Julian is no stranger to the world of Watersports he first met Chris Abbott when they were both driving ski boats at national tournaments and his experience goes back over 30 years.
Curtis Clark joined Custom Chutes in 2002. With over 20 years in parasailing, Curtis has a wealth of experience. Curtis’ background includes starting and operating two parasail manufacturing/distribution concerns.
Deborah, Chris’ wife, although from a secretarial background where she worked as a Personal Assistant in the publishing world with water-skiing as her main interest, moved with Chris to the Caribbean to gain more commercial parasail operational experience whilst awaiting US Visa confirmation before they moved to the US.
Custom Chutes Inc. 1218 50th Ave Plz West, Bradenton, FL 34207
Custom Chutes Inc. is a parasails equipment design and manufacturing company with heritage of experience dating back over 45 years. Custom Chutes’ design and manufacturing team has developed a reputation for the highest standards of excellence and we remain the largest builder of parasail equipment not only in the USA but worldwide.