Sea Hawk

Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk is a kayak that’s been designed to be your best friend while out on the ocean. It’s straight profile allows the kayak to slice through swells and maintain a constant forward speed, while it’s strong rail provides plenty of stability in rough conditions, especially when loaded with gear.


  • High cutting bow
  • A one size "fits all" seat
  • Foreward and rear deck paddle holder
  • A handy "day" compartment behind the cockpit
  • Heavy duty carry handles

Tim Tip: in 2010/11 I paddled the entire coastline of New Zealand in a plastic sea kayak. While I loved the practicality of plastic, it just never had the same finesse as a composite kayak - it flexed, it got badly 'oil canned', and never looked that sharp. Now that I build these models I'm in love with the composites! I find the Sea Hawk to be an absolute dream for anything from a day paddle to a full blown adventure. Paddlers of all ability levels will love this kayak, with the large rudder and strong 'rails' I found it extremely fun and practical to paddle. Loaded up with equipment it handles well and is simply an adventure waiting to happen!


Fiberglass  $4990 Composite  $5990

Ability Level

Beginner Intermediate

Paddler Size

Suitable for most


Fiberglass  25kg Composite  22kg






760mm x 460mm


370L (front 75L, rear 80L, centre compartment 45L, cockpit 170L)

Order this kayak...

To order this kayak or to find out more please contact me today. If you prefer to use the phone, call or text me on 027 668 9904. I'm often out paddling so I'll get back to you as soon as I hit dry land.

Customer Review...

Hi Tim,

She looks awesome. Thanks for your hard work!
We arrived at our batch in Wanaka late in Jan and she was ready and waiting for us. Thanks for your professionalism and attention to detail.
I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.

Things You Need To Know...

Demo Kayaks - I hope to have a demo kayak available for test paddles in the coming months.

Ordering - I work on a 3 week turnaround. In many cases I 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. I will advise you of an eta at the time of ordering.

Shipping and Pickup- I am based in Mount Maunganui and kayaks can be picked up directly from my workshop. Shipping throughout NZ and the world and will be charged at cost. Please ask me 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 I will discuss the options with you and make recommendations if necessary.  

Composite Colours – my carbon and carbon kevlar kayaks have an clear gelcoat over the hull to show off the beauty of the fibers. The deck is your choice of colour just like the fiberglass model. I 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.     

Tim's Notes...

Max and Margaret from Q-Kayaks designed this sea kayak. They are now at the stage in life where they want to enjoy their paddling and spend less time in the workshop so they have asked me to continue the tradition and keep building this awesome yak. Cheers guys.

Having circumnavigated New Zealand in a heavy, plastic sea kayak, I find the Sea Hawk to be an absolute dream. Paddlers of all ability levels will love this kayak, with the large rudder and strong 'rails' I found it extremely fun and practical to paddle. I can't wait to build myself one and take it on some adventures!