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Key spec
Paddler weight (Optimum): 60-75kg
Boat length: 5.2M
Beam: 40cm
Constructions: All racing
Stability: 1 (very unstable)



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Based on the incredible successes of the Talon, the Tactic is the ultimate racing kayak for the experienced paddler weighing up to 75kg. With fully rounded sections across the majority of the hull, surface friction is reduced for maximum speed (performance). The generous wide cockpit allows all body shapes to move unimpeded, without adversely affecting the waterline shape.


Heavy cutaways on the front deck enable near vertical paddle entry for maximum forward power. Combined with our top-specification light-weight constructions, this is a formidable beast for marathon and sprint. They don't come faster than this!


+ Wide cockpit for all body shapes

+ Balanced and predictable handling

+ Platform seat only

+ Reduced surface resistance for maximum speed


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.