The Ruahine Sea Hawk (formerly made by Q-Kayaks) is a sea kayak that’s been designed to go fast in the ocean while still providing plenty of stability in rough conditions. It’s straight profile allows the kayak to slice through waves and maintain a constant forward speed, 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
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!
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.
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.
- Complete Sea Kayak equipment package which includes a Mission Quest PFD, DayTwo neoprene spraydeck, Orignz touring paddle, bilge pump, paddle float $750
- Ruahine Tahi or Rua Wing paddle $549
- Sea kayaking instruction $90 per session (1.5 hours)