Knysna K1

Knysna K1

Knysna Racing have produced some very successful downriver K1 boats. The fittings and finishes of their boats are more simple than the European built boats but when put to use you will find the boats lack nothing in performance and functionality. Adding to their extensive range of river boats Knysna  also sell kayaks aimed at the flatwater marathon market.

There are boats to cater for beginners, intermediate, elite, recreational, masters and children. Each model is available in 6 river constructions and 2 flatwater constructions.

Weight of the boat will vary according to the shape, size and construction.

Note: When a boat is given a stability rating for river use, the stability will be different on flatwater.

K1 BUILD CONSTRUCTION & PRICING

RIVER CONSTRUCTION

Glass River Build-

1 x Kevlar Front & Deck –

2 x Kevlar Front & Deck –

FLATWATER CONSTRUCTION

Glass Polyvac-

Glass Expoxy Vacuum-

Carbon Epoxy Vacuum-

K1 FEATURES:

  • Pedal or T-bar steering
  • Overstern or understern rudder
  • Carbon kickplate fitted
  • Std river seat

K1 OPTIONS:

  • Footpump
  • Pull strap or Pull bar
  • Adjustable carbon sprint seat on seat pin
  • Carbon platform seat

K1 Models

Guppie K1- Very stable K1 designed for junior paddlers. The Guppie can be used for competitive sprinting by kids up to the age of 14 years. Ideal to get the young generation into K1 paddling.

Available in One size

Length: 414cm length Width: 48cm  Height: 15cm Stability: Stable

Weight: River 11kg, Flatwater 9kg

Vital K1–  The most recent design from Knysna Racing is the Vital K1. This is our most stable “get in and paddle” K1 kayak. Ideal for those beginners looking to start kayaking. The Vital K1 can be enjoyed on the rivers as well as on flat water. It also has enough volume to accommodate heavier paddlers.

Maximum paddler weight: 120kg

Length: 520cm length Width: 55cm  Height: 34cm Stability: Beginner

Inside Cockpit Width: 48cm

Weight River Construction:

Glass River: 15kg

1 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 13kg

2 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 11kg

Weight Flatwater Construction:

Glass Polyvac: 14kg

Glass Epoxy Vacuum: 11kg

Carbon Epoxy Vacuum: 9.5kg

Lancer CX Maxi K1 –  The CX Maxi is our ‘old school classic’ K1 that has been tried and tested over many years and it is the ideal big water kayak for intermediate to beginner paddlers. It has enough volume for big rivers and enough rocker to ensure excellent turning ability.

Max paddler weight: 100kg

Length: 520cm length Width: 43cm  Height: 28cm Stability: Beginner/Intermediate

Weight River Construction:

Glass River: 13kg

1 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 11.5kg

2 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 10kg

Weight Flatwater Construction:

Glass Polyvac: 12.5kg

Glass Epoxy Vacuum: 10kg

Carbon Epoxy Vacuum: 9kg

Jacana K1– The Jacana K1 is Knysna’s intermediate model from their range of K1 kayaks, offering a great combination of stability, comfort and speed. The boat has a zesty personality that is very rewarding for any intermediate paddler looking to either improve river skills or work up the result sheet with faster times at the time trail or races.

Max paddler weight: 100kg for flat water; 95kg for rivers

Length: 520cm length Width: 44cm  Height: 30cm Stability:Intermediate

Weight River Construction:

Glass River: 13kg

1 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 11.5kg

2 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 10.5kg

Weight Flatwater Construction:

Glass Polyvac: 11kg

Glass Epoxy Vacuum: 9kg

Carbon Epoxy Vacuum: 8.5kg

Vantage Ultra K1The Vantage Ultra K1 is designed to fill the gap between the very stable Vital K1 and the intermediate Jacana K1 – ideal for novice paddlers or intermediate paddlers wanting some extra stability or buoyancy for bigger waters.

Max paddler weight: Flat water 120kg; River 110kg

Length: 520cm length Width: 49cm  Height: 33cm Stability: Upper Intermediate

Weight River Construction:

Glass River: 15kg

1 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 14kg

2 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 12.5kg

Weight Flatwater Construction:

Glass Polyvac: 13kg

Glass Epoxy Vacuum: 11kg

Carbon Epoxy Vacuum: 10kg

Vantage Pro K1This is the preferred racer of legend Len “The Fisher King” Jenkins, winning no less that 5 K1 titles on the Fish River Canoe Marathon. The Pro, also relatively stable and very comfortable feels as at home on the rivers as on flatwater marathon racing.

Max paddler weight: Flat water 85kg; River 80kg

Length: 520cm length Width: 39cm  Height: 29cm Stability: Advanced

Weight River Construction:

Glass River: 12.5kg

1 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 11kg

2 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 10kg

Weight Flatwater Construction:

Glass Polyvac: 11kg

Glass Epoxy Vacuum: 9kg

Carbon Epoxy Vacuum: 8kg

Vantage Pro Plus K1Knysna’s top racer for the larger paddlers. The Vantage Pro Plus K1 offers the same stability and speed as it’s smaller brother the Vantage Pro, but with added cockpit height to accommodate bigger feet, which also allows for more volume in bigger river races. It is 0.5cm wider in the cockpit area. This is the preferred K1 for Graeme Solomon and Greg Louw.

Max paddler weight: Flat water 95kg; River 90kg

Length: 520cm length Width: 39.5cm  Height: 29cm Stability: Advanced

Weight River Construction:

Glass River: 12kg

1 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 11kg

2 x Kevlar Hull & Deck: 10kg

Weight Flatwater Construction:

Glass Polyvac: 11kg

Glass Epoxy Vacuum: 9kg

Carbon Epoxy Vacuum: 8kg