Ruahine Intrigue

The Intrigue is NZ’s most popular 'entry level' multisport kayak. It’s particularly suitable for novices (or anyone requiring extra stability in white water) yet it retains its speed for those smaller athletes.

Features include a low profile for reduce windage (important in the Waimak Gorge), and a large cockpit for easy transitions and paddler comfort.

Tims note "I recently took an Intrigue for a test paddle and noted that it’s fast (I maintained 11km/hr on the flat), very stable, straight tracking, but still a manoeuvrable kayak. This is despite the fact that I'm well outside the recommended size limit at 6’3” and nearly 85kg."



Fiberglass $2499 Composite $2999

Ability Level


Paddler Size

50-75kg and up to 6' tall






Fiberglass 14.5kg Composite 12.2kg

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.

Demo Kayaks - I have an Intrigue demo kayak available for test paddles in Tauranga. Please contact me to arrange a time. 

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 – all of our composite kayaks have an exposed hull (clear gelcoat) 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.      


  • Bumfortable $199
  • Airbags $66 each
  • Hubby bilge pump $250
  • Grommeted holes for drinking systems $10 each
  • Complete Coast to Coast equipment package. Including Daytwo PFD and spraydeck, 2x airbags, equipment dry bag, Predator helmet, Palm Vector pants and jacket $945
  • DayTwo neoprene spray deck $147
  • DayTwo nyloprene spray deck $156
  • Day Two Adventure Racer PFD $230
  • Predator helmet $159
  • Wing paddle $TBA
  • NZ Kayaker Grade 2 Certification $950