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Key spec
Paddler weight (Optimum): 65-100kg
Boat length: 5.2M
Beam: 42cm
Constructions: All racing
Stability: 6 (mid stablity)



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A top-selling favourite for club and personal use. This accomplished Kirton design strikes the perfect balance between speed and stability, and bridges the gap between the Talisman and our faster designs. The Tor is an efficient racing craft that also offers a steady platform for developing paddlers and mature experienced paddlers alike. The efficient gently v’eed hull shape also has the added benefits of inherent stiffness and low surface area, allowing us to create a significantly lighter boat, compared to Kirton’s most stable options.

A low 2-pin seat is provided as standard with the Tor for improved stability, but a high 2-pin seat is available on request for those looking for an improved paddling position and greater challenge. The spacious cockpit can accommodate paddlers of all sizes but a portage bar is recommended if the front of the cockpit is beyond comfortable reach.

For those on a tight budget, please note that the Tor is also available in our tough economy construction, which is particularly popular with clubs.

+ Top selling design.

+ Suitable for marathon and sprint racing in middle divisions

+ A great choice for the developing paddler.

+ Streamlined for effortless paddling on flat water.

+ Two 2-pin seat heights available


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.


Economy White Tor



The TOR is also available in the "Economy White" construction which is particularly popular with the clubs and those shopping on a budget. It's a no-frills tough boat that boasts the same hull performace as the premium Tors, but lacks some of the gloss and finesse. It weighs approximatly 12kg. There is aminimum order of 5 for this constuctions.

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