TOURING KAYAKS

SIT INSIDE

Versatile all-round kayaks capable of being paddled on the sea, rivers, lakes and dams. In a Sit-inside you have a lower centre of gravity therefore similar stability to a Sit-on-top whilst having the comfort of being protected from the elements. 

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Our beautiful, eyecatching 13ft composite kayaks are made from a mix of fibreglass and carbon kevlar to keep them as strong and as light as possible.  Our kayaks are available in a range of different coloured and patterned materials.  These awesome kayaks are super light!  They offer fantastic performance, are so very easy to paddle and manoeuvre, are super stable and durable and offer a fantastic paddling experience on protected waters and calm seas.  These kayaks are handcrafted and made to order.  They easily meet the quality standards you’ve come to expect from our speciality outlet.

 

FunQuay Kayaks 13

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 396cm
WIDTH: 25cm
BOAT WEIGHT: 15kgs
MAX CAPACITY: 147kgs

R15 500
2-month lead time

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*Specifications might vary from kayak to kayak

 

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Playful and sporty in the surf, yet equally capable for a day trip on the lake, the all-new Stratos 12.5 offers infinite possibilities. The compact shape accelerates easily with a considerable nod to maneuverability, with the capacity fitting of a lengthier boat. Plus, it’s equipped with all the features you need and want – bow and stern bulkheads, TruTrak skeg system, Contour CFS Seating System, and, best of all, Dagger’s new touring bulkhead footbrace for added connection. 

Dagger Stratos 12.5L

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 381 CM
WIDTH: 64 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 25 KG
MAX CAPACITY: 136 KG

R18 380

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Playful and sporty in the surf, yet equally capable for a day trip on the lake, the all-new Stratos 12.5 offers infinite possibilities. Designed for smaller to medium-sized paddlers, the Stratos small accelerates easily with a considerable nod to maneuverability, with the capacity fitting of a lengthier boat. Plus, it’s equipped with all the features you need and want – bow and stern bulkheads, TruTrak skeg system, Contour CFS Seating System, and, best of all, Dagger’s new touring bulkhead footbrace for added connection. The Stratos small offers dynamic speed, performance as well as tracking with the keg deployed for ease of paddling and extended trips.

Dagger Stratos 12.5S

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 381 CM
WIDTH: 62 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 24 KG
MAX CAPACITY: 113 KG

R18 380

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Designed to excel in surf, rock gardens and open water paddling, but just as at home on tidal estuaries and meandering rivers, the Stratos is the perfect balance of tracking, maneuverability and forgiveness.

Beginners will love the stability and forgiveness, while intermediate and expert paddlers will find that the Stratos’s sporty hull is fast and maneuverable on any adventure. An adjustable drop-skeg aids tracking, and with two hatches, bulkheads and deck bungees, gear storage has never been easier. Perfect for multi-day touring adventures, and just as capable for a day trip to your favorite rock garden or surf spot, the Stratos is a do-it-all kayak that stays with you on every step of your journey.

Dagger Stratos 14.5L

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 442 CM
WIDTH: 62 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 26 KG
MAX CAPACITY: 143 KG

R19 900

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Designed to excel in surf, rock gardens and open water paddling, but just as at home on tidal estuaries and meandering rivers, the Stratos is the perfect balance of tracking, maneuverability and forgiveness.

Beginners will love the stability and forgiveness, while intermediate and expert paddlers will find that the Stratos’s sporty hull is fast and maneuverable on any adventure. An adjustable drop-skeg aids tracking, and with two hatches, bulkheads and deck bungees, gear storage has never been easier. Perfect for multi-day touring adventures, and just as capable for a day trip to your favorite rock garden or surf spot, the Stratos is a do-it-all kayak that stays with you on every step of your journey.

The 14.5S kayak is slightly smaller for smaller paddlers.

 

Dagger Stratos 14.5S

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 442 CM
WIDTH: 59 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 25 KG
MAX CAPACITY: 125 KG

R19 900

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The quintessential sit-inside touring tandem can only be found in the Wilderness Systems lineup with the Polaris. For couples or liveries looking for a comfortable boat for day/weekend trips, the Polaris delivers with a hull design proven for speed and predictability with ample room for cargo. Featuring the coveted Phase 3® AirPro seating system in both cockpits, ensuring both paddlers receive the signature comfort found in all Wilderness Systems kayaks.

Wilderness Systems Polaris Tandem

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 544 CM
WIDTH: 72 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 39 KG
MAX CAPACITY: 249 KG

R28 000

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An icon is reimagined in the all-new Tsunami. The aesthetics of the new Tsunami inspire performance and exploration with modern deck lines, while a focus on improving the paddler’s experience sees new features incorporated into the design – two removable mesh deck storage bags are perfect for stowing close-at-hand items, and an under-deck storage area provides another alternative for staging your favorite beverage. Small changes with big effects have also been integrated into the hull – the flared sidewalls and increased volume above the waterline have been improved to provide more confidence and stability, while the longer waterline has increased speed and efficiency. The Tsunami 125 is swift and agile, the spacious cockpit and deeper hull is ideal for day trippers. A touring kayak that excels in tight, twisting environments.

Wilderness Systems Tsunami 125

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 388 CM
WIDTH: 66 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 23 KG
MAX CAPACITY: 136 KG

R19 100

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An icon is reimagined in the all-new Tsunami. The aesthetics of the new Tsunami inspire performance and exploration with modern deck lines, while a focus on improving the paddler’s experience sees new features incorporated into the design – two removable mesh deck storage bags are perfect for stowing close-at-hand items, and an under-deck storage area provides another alternative for staging your favorite beverage. Small changes with big effects have also been integrated into the hull – the flared sidewalls and increased volume above the waterline have been improved to provide more confidence and stability, while the longer waterline has increased speed and efficiency. 

Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 427CM
WIDTH: 65CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 24KG
MAX CAPACITY: 147 KG

R19 900
with optional Rudder
R23 400

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An icon is reimagined in the all-new Tsunami. The aesthetics of the new Tsunami inspire performance and exploration with modern deck lines, while a focus on improving the paddler’s experience sees new features incorporated into the design – two removable mesh deck storage bags are perfect for stowing close-at-hand items, and an under-deck storage area provides another alternative for staging your favorite beverage. Small changes with big effects have also been integrated into the hull – the flared sidewalls and increased volume above the waterline have been improved to provide more confidence and stability, while the longer waterline enhances speed and efficiency. 

Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 442 CM
WIDTH: 65 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 25 KG
MAX CAPACITY: 159 KG

R19 900
with optional Rudder

R23 400     

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Kaskazi Skua

The Skua is a high-performance touring kayak. It is lively but secure, and its excellent secondary stability makes even the novice feel comfortable in calm conditions. Its length provides good speed, and its volume ensures excellent secondary stability and load carrying capacity. Although not designed around racing, the Skua’s good speed and excellent handling characteristics mean that it is still competitive. The rock-solid secondary stability and sea friendliness of the kayak will give you the confidence to take on the most challenging conditions. 

Ability

The Skua is suitable for all paddlers from beginners through to experts. Even a novice would enjoy a Skua in safe and calm conditions. At the other end of the scale, an expert would be able to handle the most extreme sea-kayaking conditions.

Features

  • Comfortable cockpit and seat
  • Tracks well without the rudder
  • Good secondary stability
  • High load carrying capacity
  • Large hatches
  • Two bulkheads
  • Rudder with up-haul / down-haul
  • Pedal steering with self-adjusting rudder lines

 

Kaskazi Skua (Composite)

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 530 CM
WIDTH: 58 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 23KG
MAX CAPACITY: 160 KG

POA       

Available this summer season. Taking orders now.

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Kaskazi Duo Sit Inside (Composite)

The Duo is a double touring kayak. It is exceptionally stable, but not at the expense of speed. At just under 6m long, it is fast even for less serious paddlers.

The Duo is designed as an expedition kayak. Its length provides good speed and its volume ensures excellent secondary stability and load carrying capacity. It is very secure in rough conditions and neutral in a cross wind.

The exceptional stability and reliability of the Duo make it very appealing as a day tripper and for recreational paddling. Although not designed for racing the Duo is certainly faster than high performance single kayaks and therefore makes it easy for even recreational paddlers to cover long distances.

Ability

Suitable for all paddlers from novices through to experts. Even beginners would feel secure in Duo in moderately rough conditions. At the other end of the scale, experts would be able to handle the most extreme sea-kayaking conditions.

 

Features

  • Comfortable cockpits and seats
  • Tracks well without the rudder
  • Exceptional stability
  • High load carrying capacity
  • Large hatches
  • Three bulkheads
  • Rudder with up-haul / down-haul
  • Pedal steering with self-adjusting lines

Kaskazi Duo  (Composite)

Touring Kayaks sit-inside

LENGTH: 585 CM
WIDTH: 68 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 32KG
MAX CAPACITY: 180 KG

POA       

Available this summer season.  Taking orders now.

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TOURING KAYAKS

SIT ON TOP

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The Tarpon is a perfectly balanced performance sit-on-top kayak that was designed to handle a variety of paddling environments. The revered Tarpon was engineered with a unique hull flare that allows for unparalleled stability and tracking while still maintaining speed and responsive handling. The ergonomically designed Phase 3® AirPro seating system offers quick and easy back and leg support, making the Tarpon the most comfortable sit-on-top kayak on the market.

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140

Touring Kayaks sit-on-top

LENGTH: 427 CM
WIDTH: 71 CM
BOAT WEIGHT: 31 KG
MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 170KG

R19,950 incl of fitted rudder
currently out of stock

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HOW DO I CHOOSE?

This really depends on your application and particularly the weather conditions and water temperature of your paddling venues.

Sit inside kayaks are generally a drier ride, more comfortable and protected from sun and cold. With a spray skirt (splash cover or spray deck) these boats can be paddled in a variety of weather conditions. With the sit-insides we import having modern cockpit’s the fear of being trapped in the boat are a thing of the past.

Sit-on-top kayaks (SOT’s) Due to the fact that you are sitting on top of the kayak in moulded seat and heel indentations you are exposed to all weather conditions, great for warm weather but not so pleasant in cold or cool weather as this is a wet ride. Great for surf entries and play. The SOT concept was primarily designed for ocean use. Extremely convenient for hopping off for a swim, to snorkel or dive and for those with a phobia of sitting in a cockpit. The SOT kayak is the most popular paddle craft for fishing.

BENEFITS OF A SIT-ON-TOP KAYAK

Sit-on-tops (SOT’s) have become extremely popular along coastal areas with tropical conditions.

SOT’s come in all different shapes and sizes and for many different purposes from surfing, to scuba diving / snorkelling, fishing, touring and recreation.

They also come with specific weight carrying capacities to fit all shapes and sizes. The surfing and recreation SOT’s are typically short, slow but more manoeuvrable.

These are primarily beach toys for playing in the surf and short paddles on the lagoons and estuaries. Ideal for holiday homes, resorts and hire companies.

The longer SOT?s are more suited for sea fishing, long distance paddling, day cruising and touring. With all well designed SOT’s there should be a self-draining cockpit with ample drainage to allow water to escape rapidly after being swamped.

However some seating positions on SOT’s are below the waterline meaning that you will be permanently sitting in water, this can also happen if you are too heavy for the weight carrying capacity of the boat.

Make sure the boat fits your leg length and body weight with a bit in reserve. It is advisable to try these boats before purchase.

Available in single and tandem. Some of the tandems like our Tarpon 130T have a ‘third?seat in the middle for solo paddling or an additional small passenger. Adjustable back-rests are also a must as SOT’s are extremely uncomfortable without one. The shorter the kayak the easier it is to manoeuvre, so a better option for surf play.

The longer the kayak the quicker it is which makes it a better option for touring, distance paddling etc We have various models from various manufacturers - our most popular models are the Tarpon sit-on-top kayaks which are the “hottest selling sit-on-tops on the market?/p>

Sit-on-top Accessories: Paddle, Pfd, thigh-straps, paddle leashes. Optional extras include,roof-racks , tie downs, foam board protectors/cradles, flag for transportation. Gear Pods, dry bags, paddle leashes, safety equipment

FAQ

Tandem or Solo

This decision should not be made until you have paddled both.

Kayaking is a lot easier than most people perceive it to be from a physical point of view. Kayaks have optimum cruising speeds so 2 kayaks of the same design being paddled by a 60kg lady and the other by a 90kg man will cruise at similar speeds once the paddling technique and general fitness has been acquired. 2 singles allow for more freedom than 1 double.

Doubles are however great for sharing with a nervous partner or where there is definite physical differences or if you just like being together.

Polymer or Composite

In other words plastic or fibreglass / Kevlar. Plastic is definitely the material of choice when it comes to durability.

Boats manufactured of this material are virtually indestructible, and some of the better quality imports have the ability to regain their original shape after impact.

These boats are the most versatile and are equally suited to paddling on rocky stretches of river and through rapids and those rather rough not so well timed beach landings as they are to paddling on the sea, lakes and dams.

Why buy from us?

  • Canoeing and kayaking has various disciplines within the sport and remains extremely specialised. Anyone can sell you a boat, but is it the right boat? The wrong boat can be an expensive mistake.
  • Getting the best advice on your choice of boat can only come from an experienced paddler with first hand knowledge. (Robbie Herreveld has been paddling for 30 years, competitively and socially and has great experience in all the disciplines).
  • In order to make sure you are given the right advice on the right boat for your application we’ll ask you lots of questions and make sure you’re aware of all the options available to you.
  • We will then go through our broad spectrum of kayaks and canoes from recreation, whitewater, touring, racing, sit-on-tops, fishing and in plastic and fibreglass with you as it is important to see, try and choose when all the options are available.
  • We advise and encourage you to join one of our regularly held on water Demo Days to try out a range of boats before purchasing to ensure your choice is the right one.
  • We also provide after-services like tuition and paddling technique as well as Whitewater trips andKayak tours to ensure maximum use of your purchase. (You automatically qualify for complimentary membership to our paddling clubs on the purchase of a Canoe & Kayak boat suited to the club
  • We send out monthly e-newsletters to keep you up to date on what’s happened or about to happen, trips, tours and social evenings, slide evenings, guest speakers and get-togethers, etc.
  • We offer a professional back-up service like repairs, warranty, etc.

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Glossary of Terms

Some kayaking lingo you may come across:

Canoe

A canoe is an open craft with pointed ends operated by a single bladed paddle in a seated or kneeling position

Kayak 

A kayak is a decked boat operated with a double bladed paddle from a sitting position

Tandem

 Two person canoe or kayak

Solo

Single paddler

Deck - The top closed in area of the canoe or kayak

Hull - The bottom of the canoe or kayak

Bow - Front end of boat

Stern - Back end of boat

Initial stability -  the immediate feel of the boat as you sit in it which will have great resistance to a lean.

Secondary stability - when the boat is leaned it will reach a position that it will start resisting capsize and not want to go any further.

Best to let your salesperson advise you on the benefits and drawbacks of both Initial and Secondary stability.

Volume - Used to describe overall capacity of a given hull shape

Tracking - The ability of a boat to hold a straight course

Rudder - A foot-controlled steering device.

Skeg - A fixed rudder

Chines - the edge of the kayak; transition between the hull and the deck.

Rocker - Upward curvature of the keel line from centre towards the ends of a boat. Lots of rocker means quick easy turns.

Keel - a centre line extrusion along the bottom of the boat from bow to stern

Length -  the length of a boat clearly distinguishes touring kayaks from white water kayaks. The general rule is the longer the boat, the easier it glides and the faster it is, whereas the shorter the boat the more manoeuvrable it will be and slower.

Spray skirt - A tight waterproof cover designed to prevent water from entering the inside of a kayak, It attaches to the rim of the cockpit and the waist of the paddler.

PFD - Personal flotation device. A personal buoyancy vest

Paddle - Tool for propelling canoes and kayaks