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!
Hey Team, it looks like this year’s colour of choice is red and black. This is now the third kayak in a row that I’ve made like this…gotta love a red head.
Hey Team, I just wanted to share this quick video with you all. An old school mate, Grant Smith, decided he was going to do the Solo Nugget this year. This is no small undertaking, especially for Grant who suffers from a rare medical condition called Addison’s disease. This basically means […]
This is the latest kayak to come out of the Ruahine workshop and it’s our best yet. Built for my sponsored athlete, Dave Jaggs, this F1 is full carbon fibre and weighs in at 12kg. The colour is see-through navy blue on top and clear on the hull. This allows […]
Hey Team, just a quick brag about our latest kayak to head off to a lucky customer. This is a Gladiator and we think it looks pretty sweet. The Gladiator is ideally suited to the larger bloke, or anyone who is looking for a quick, yet very stable yak. It […]