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  PRICING

RIVER CONSTRUCTION: includes carbon footplate, pedal or T-bar steering, overstern or understern rudder and standard river seat.

Glass / Nylon – $1,980 inc GST

Hull Kevlar mid section/Glass Deck – $2,090 inc GST

Hull 1 x  Kevlar/Glass Deck – $2,530 inc GST  (includes kevlar seat)

Hull 1 x Kevlar/ Deck 1 x Kevlar – $2,750 inc GST (includes kevlar seat)

Hull 2 x Kevlar / Deck 1 x Kevlar – $3,080 inc GST (includes kevlar seat)

Hull 2 x Kevlar/ Deck 2 x Kevlar – $3,300 inc GST (includes kevlar seat)

FLATWATER CONSTRUCTION: includes carbon footplate, pedal or Tiller steering, overstern or understern rudder and standard river seat.

Glass Polyvac- $2,640 inc GST

Glass Expoxy Vacuum-$3,135 inc GST

Carbon Epoxy Vacuum (Single Colour only) – $4,730 inc GST

Carbon Epoxy Vacuum (Clear Carbon with spray design) – $5,000 inc GST

K1 OPTIONS:

  • Footpump fitted: $100 inc GST
  • K1 Pull strap: $30 inc GST
  • Neoprene carry handles: $36 inc GST
  • Carbon platform seat: $170 inc GST

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: 11kg

Price: Glass/River $1,500 inc GST

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Vital K1–  The most recent design from Knysna Racing is the Vital K1. This is their 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

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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

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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

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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

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Vantage Small 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 Vantage Small is also relatively stable and very comfortable  and feels just at home on the rivers as on flatwater marathon racing.

Accolades:

World Marathon Champs 2017 – 3 x gold , 2 x silver

World Canoeing Masters Marathon 2015 – Gold
Winner Fish River Canoe Marathon 2012 (Men & Woman)

Winner Berg River Canoe Marathon 2012 (Men)

Winner Berg River Canoe Marathon 2011 (Women)

Max paddler weight: Flatwater: 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 Large K1Knysna’s top racer for the larger paddlers. The Vantage Large K1 offers the same stability and speed as it’s smaller brother, 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.

Accolades:

World Marathon Champs 2017 – Silver

Berg river canoe marathon 2015 & 2016- Gold

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