Te Moa

Te Moa (the Moa)

The Moa is Ruahine's first Canadian Canoe. Ruahine owner, Tim Taylor, has a passion for hunting and adventure so he wanted a canoe for extended river trips.

Designed to have the best compromise of balance and speed, it has a fine cutting bow, wide mid section, and flat hull for stability. This basically means it retains its speed on the flat and is stable in the rough stuff.

These canoes are custom built so the exact layout will vary depending on your requirements. The standard layout comes with regular canoe seats and both front and rear bulkheads. We can also custom fit any accessory you want. Examples include rod holders, barrel straps or as pictured, fully sealed storage seats with waterproof hatches. Prices will vary so please enquire if you have something specific in mind.

Tim’s Tips: in June I took Te Moa on its first voyage down the Whanganui River. I found it to be extremely responsive and easy to control. I actually used a kayak paddle as this was quicker for solo paddling but with two people, standard canoe paddles will move it along a a very good speed. The gear storage that we incorporated into the seats and bulkheads were an absolute lifesaver as they kept everything dry despite 3 days of rain. You can read about the trip on this blog post.Whanganui River in a new canoe 


Composite $4999

Ability Level

Suitable for all


Kevlar/fiberglass mix






Composite approx 27kg


To order this canoe or to find out more please contact us today. If you prefer to use the phone, call or text Tim on 027 668 9904.

Demo Canoe

We have a canoe demo kayak available for test paddles in Tauranga. Please contact us to arrange a time.

Things You Need To Know...

Ordering - lead times vary throughout the year depending on how many orders we have in the system. Please contact us for an up-to-date delivery estimate.

Shipping and Pickup- we are based in Te Puke and kayaks can be picked up directly from our workshop. Shipping throughout NZ and the world and will be charged at cost. Please ask us for an estimate.

Colours - all of our products are custom coloured so at the time of ordering we will discuss the options with you and make recommendations if necessary.