Ruahine F1

The F1 is designed for the advanced paddler. To put it simply it’s designed to be the fastest multisport kayak in the world and we think it is! The F1 has been paddled by Coast to Coast winners Richard Usher, George Christison, and more recently Sam Clark.

The hull design was perfected using systems put in place for us by Richard Karn, an ex yacht designer for Team NZ. This kayak is fast with considerable secondary stability. It's lower volume and 6.2 metre length will let it accelerate with ease, cutting wave trains and eliminating rocking.


Composite  $4799

Ability Level


Paddler Size

65-90kg and up to 6'5" tall


Composite  approx 13kg





Order this kayak...

To order this kayak 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 Kayak...

I have an F1 demo kayak available for test paddles in Tauranga. Please contact us to arrange a time.

Things You Need To Know...

Ordering - we work on a 3-4 week turnaround. In many cases we will be able to supply before the three weeks is up however, these are a hand-made product so they do take time to produce and we often have multiple orders in the system. We will advise you of an eta at the time of ordering.

Shipping and Pickup- we are based in Mount Maunganui 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 Fiberglass - all fiberglass kayaks come with a white hull. This looks smart and doesn't show up as many scratches caused by rocks. The deck can be either a single, block colour (great if you want to display sponsors logo's) or your choice of two colours that are faded together. Please note that the colours are mixed in with the resin at the time of laying up the kayak so not everything is possible. At the time of ordering we will discuss the options with you and make recommendations if necessary.

Composite Colours – all of our composite kayaks have an exposed hull (clear gelcoat) to show off the beauty of the fibres. The deck is your choice of colour just like the fiberglass model. We prefer to have this coloured to prevent the sun from heating it up too much but if you wish I can also do the top with a clear coat.