Pelican International has acquired a California-based pioneer in inflatable watercraft, Advanced Elements, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Confluence Outdoors. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Pelican says the takeover ”carves a path forward to help us become the premier brand of inflatable kayaks and SUPs in more than 50 counttries.” Based in the Canadian province of Québec, Pelican is a paddle sports manufacturing group that includes brands such as Pelican, Wilderness Systems, Perception, Dagger, Mad River Canoe, Harmony Gear and Boardworks.