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Key spec
Paddler weight (minimum): 65kg
Boat length: 5.2M
Beam: 53cm
Constructions: All
Stability: 10 (very stable)



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Now made in the UK!

With low-profile racing lines and a well-balanced hull form, the Tempest delivers stability and performance. It comes as standard with our quick-adjusting universal sliding seat (available in a choice of heights) and our usual range of footrest options including the club-friendly sliding system. 

The Tempest was designed with optimal stability in mind, making it the perfect choice for newcomers to the sport. For the more experienced, it’s a cost-effective second choice for the colder seasons, when the risk of going for an unexpected swim is unthinkable.

Despite the relatively large size of this K1, it remains surprisingly agile in the water and it is able to maintain a fast cruising speed with minimal effort. The larger paddler in particular, will appreciate the spacious cockpit. The sleek low profile gives a racing appearance without compromising practicality and the high-displacement hull shape means it is suitable for a large range of paddler weights.

Available in white, with a choice of three deck flashes (red, blue and black), the sporty styling of the Tempest means it looks great from the bank and from the cockpit so you can paddle with confidence. What's more, the hull conforms to the Paddleability racing rules, making it one of the best-value and best-performing contenders in the field.

+ Sleek racing styling

+ Suitable for beginners to the sport

+ Quick adjusting universal seat with a choice of height options


Pricelist & ordering

Construction options

Kirton boats are built by hand so we can make any boat in any construction - the choice is yours. We have have no frills options for the budget-conscious, alongside elite light-weight constructions for top-ranking professionals that need the best. Of course, there are many options in-between too, to suit every pocket and every need. We can make the boat stiff for sprint racing, or more flexible so it'll withstand the rigors of marathon and recreational use. Whatever your needs we can make the perfect boat for you. Click to see our construction list. Also check out our leg measurement chart, to guarantee a perfect fit.

Customisation options

We specialise in making boats that are perfect for you and your paddling style. Here's a selection of popular customisation options and accessories that you can request when ordering your Kirton boat. Click for details of contact us for more information.