The sliding seat which fits in runners on a flat platform that bridges the curvature of the floor of the hull is ideal for racing on deep water. The seat is able to be adjusted fore and aft and also for height and pitch. There are two options, low-back and hight-back. The low back versus high back alternative seat arrangement will be chosen on a personal comfort basis.

Platform seats have the advantage of a higher, more aggressive paddling position - allowing easier reach of the water and overall improved drive. The raised seat is also easier on your back. They can be finely adjusted for personal comfort, which is particularly useful for extreme endurance racing, such as the DW. The downside of this seat over the low moulded types, such as the 2-pin, is the reduced stability. Typically the lowest setting is around one inch higher than the moulded options which make the craft significantly less stable overall, due to the higher centre of gravity.

Low-back platform seat

This is our standard option for platform seats. With the low-profile back, it is generally prefered by those with a prenounced coccyx. It is the closest shape to traditional 1-pin and 2-pin seats. Wooden platform seat

By request we can provide a lowered version of this seat which has low profile runners and is aproximatly 12mm closer to the hull.


High-back platform seat

The high back offers more resistance when driving with the legs so you can power forward even harder. This seat is approximatly 150g heavier than the low-back.

Note: It is possible to cut a deep 'V' in the back of this seat to ease rubbing on the coccyx.


Seat mechanism illustration