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Key spec
Paddler weight (Optimum): 100kg
Boat length: 5.2M
Beam: 51cm
Constructions: All racing spec, Reinforced touring No.1s and 10s
Stability: 9 (very stable)



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Meeting the requirement of the Scandinavian touring class, by a whisker, this fast touring K1 is a small step up from the Tercel.

Designed by Bjorn Johansen is is available with a option of a rear deck hatch and bulkhead. The bulkhead is required for the Scandinavian touring class, to guarentee the hull fits the precise maximum beam requirements. A standard marathon Rudder is fitted as standard, but the Escape rudder/skeg system shown is available on request. Alternativly, a more cost-effective retro-fit Tercel style low-profile rudder can be fitted. The Escape can also be fitted with a special sliding Escape footrest system, which can be adjusted by lifting with your feet. As standard it will be fitted with a standard racing Kirton tiller and marathon rudder, and no bulkhead or hatch will be installed.

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.