Vaa Factory V1

Vaa Factory V1

The V1 was designed by Andrew Priest from Vaa Factory NZ. Due to restrictions imposed by covid, Andrew was unable to manufacture this waka so Ruahine has recently started manufacturing them on contract. We have recognised how fast the sport of waka ama is growing in New Zealand and the need for the larger waka within clubs and community organisations.

Designed to have the best compromise of balance, speed, and overall width, the V1 has a fine cutting bow, wide mid section, and stable hull. This basically means it's fast but ideal for people of all sizes!

Whats included:

  • A white hull and your choice of 1 or two colours for deck. For an extra charge we can custom colour the entire waka to whatever you desire. Please enquire if you have something specific in mind.
  • 2 x wooden kiato
  • 1 x custom coloured ama
  • custom fitted seat and foot block.

These waka are custom built so the exact weight, colour, and layout will vary depending on your requirements. We are happy to customise things so please enquire. Prices may vary if you have something specific in mind.


$4,500 inc. GST
$6,500 inc. GST




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.

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 all of our waka 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.