Tim Taylor


Our new Sea Kayak – the Pioneer!

The Pioneer is the latest kayak to join our fleet. We found the mould for this kayak sitting under a tree in someones backyard, so we a fair bit of love (hard work) we managed to bring it back up to our topnotch standard and have it back in production. […]


Vaa Factory V1

Over the last few months we’ve got to know Andrew Priest from Vaa Factory NZ. He’s a pretty inspirational dude, having survived a horrific motor bike crash and becoming partially paralysed. Due to restrictions imposed by covid, Andrew was unable to manufacture this new waka so when we heard about it we […]


Whanganui River in a new canoe

The Whanganui River is well known as a fun trip for Canadian canoes. In summer time it’s classed as a great walk and in pre covid times hundreds of people paddle it every week. This trip was slightly different however, as outside of the great walk season hunting is allowed […]


An update on our lead time.

Hey Everyone, just a quick update on our production schedule as we’ve been getting lots of people asking how long the wait time is. So the short story is that we’re getting slammed! Our normal turnaround is 3-4 weeks but this year we have so many orders we’re looking at […]


Rangitiki River Race Photos

The Ruahine Kayaks Rangitiki River Race was held on January the 17th 2021 and was a great success. We’ve been sponsoring this race for a number of years and once again it was a pleasure to be able to support the Palmerston North Canoe Club and all the athletes competing. […]


The Phantom is here!

The Phantom is the latest multisport kayak in our offering. It’s designed to be the fastest possible racing kayak so it’s quite a handful. At 6.3m long and only 13kg, it’s a thing of beauty so get in touch today if you think you can handle her!