The Ocean X was designed specifically as a fast, racing sea kayak. It was built along the same lines as a surf ski, so it’s very fast and tracks well in a following sea. This makes it suitable for ocean racing or even multisport racing. It’s also great fun for touring […]
This kayak is a real beaut and was designed by Mx Grant from Q-Kayaks. When they closed their doors they very generously entrusted the Sea Hawk to Ruahine Kayaks, so we feel very privileged to continue the tradition of quality, hand made sea kayaks. We have a demo boat in […]
The latest Firebolt off the production line. This full carbon fibre beauty weighs in at 11kg. With a clear hull, and blue/black deck it’s very sexy. It’s new owner Ben reported “Cruises at 9km/hr going upside and 13km/hr with tide so it goes real nice. Love it!”
Hey Team, the latest beast out of the Ruahine Kayaks shed is an Adventure Duet. This is a carbon kevlar/carbon fibre hybrid that was a special order for an adventure racing team. It was a huge amount of work but the result is stunning to say the least. I was […]
With the season easing off I’ve finally had time to start producing some demo boats (yes I know I’m doing it at the wrong end of the season haha). This Gladiator is the perfect kayak for the bigger bloke (or woman if you want something big and stable). It’s 5.9m […]
Kevin Osborne was one of Ruahine Kayaks original owners. Along side Mike Rowley, they built Ruahine from the ground up – Mike in the workshop, Kevin with the business knowledge. Late last year I brought Ruahine off Kevin so it was great to catch up with him again and show […]
Angus Rowland is the new owner of carbon kevlar Firebolt and while I’m a bit biased, I think it’s my best kayak yet. Angus has been a supporter of mine for a couple of years now, having previously owned a Gladiator as well as completing his grade 2 whitewater cert […]
Kayak HQ based at 3 Duncan Street in Nelson are the latest store to stock Ruahine Kayaks. They now have their very own Ruahine Gladiator so I’m looking forward to seeing a few more of these yaks cruising the South Island!