Tim's Note: this kayak is a true Intermediate level multisport kayak. It's slightly less stable than the Firebolt but also slightly faster; so if you're looking for a kayak to continue your progression with, the Ghost would be an ideal choice. It has a large cockpit, which allows for a solid leg-drive, and the fine bow cuts incredibly well through the water.

Ruahine Ghost

The Ghost is an intermediate level multisport kayak for people of all sizes. It's the ideal boat for the person who needs a little extra stability but doesn't want to compromise on speed. Being almost identical to the Phantom, it has all the great characteristics but has been widened by 60mm to give extra stability. With it's strong rocker it can ride the big waves while the large turn up at the nose allow it to ride up on top of the boils/eddy's and carry on in its desired direction

Features include:

  • An elevated cockpit for easy entry, exit and to deflect waves away.
  • Narrow through the catch area allowing you to get your paddle in nice and close for a more efficient stroke
  • Recessed at the rear of the Ghost to allow the rudder to be nice and close to reduce drag.


Composite $4749

Ability Level


Paddler Size

65-100kg and up to 6'3" tall






Composite 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 Boat

We have a demo boat available in Tauranga so please get in contact with Tim on 027 668 9904 if you wish to try it out.

Coast To Coast Package

Ruahine Kayaks is the only supplier in NZ that can supply you with the complete coast to coast equipment package

Carbon Kevlar option $6198

All packages include the kayak, our Tahi wing paddle, PFD, spray deck, helmet, pants, jacket, 2x airbags, and dry bag. Click here to check out the items.

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 my workshop. Shipping throughout NZ and the world and will be charged at cost. Please ask 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.