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Key spec
Crew weight (max): 220kg
Boat length: 5.49M
Beam: 67cm
Constructions: All racing
Stability: 10 (very stable)



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This long established work horse was originally designed for a crossing of the Tasman sea, a trip that it never actually took. However, it was used in an Antarctic expedition to Elephant Island, where it's performance was proved. It is a great all-rounder, and is really comfortable to paddle on flat-water. For the more experienced, it is an enjoyable estuarine kayak for use on those inhospitable blowy days. It can even be used on the sea when paired with correct equipment. It is the preferred choice of the totally inexperienced newcomer who wishes to do the Devizes to Westminster marathon for personal gain or for charity. It also makes a great fun family boat, that's easy to carry and super-stable. 

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.