Vajda Canoes

A Canoe Sprint boat is an open boat propelled by one, two or four paddlers from a kneeling position, using single-bladed paddles. The difficulty of balance can depend on how wide or narrow the canoe is, although regularly the less contact a canoe has with the water the faster it goes. This makes the narrower boats much faster and popular when it comes to racing.

Boats are symmetrical along the length and are only paddled on one side. Paddlers use what is called a J stroke to keep their boats straight while they paddle. Paddlers kneel on a foam or cushioned block to stabilize their knee, and boats often have foot braces to secure position. ICF boat types are C-1, C-2, C-4.

Vajda Group has a long tradition in the production of composite canoes for flat water racing. Following their success at the 2012 London Olympics and the recent  change in ICF boat weight regulations they have brought out new designs for 2015/16. Vajda’s use of carbon and Nomex Honeycomb in their construction helps them build very light boats which sets them apart from their competition.
 
Vajda has a maximum of 4 boat sizes and 7 levels of construction in their canoe sprint boats.  There are 7  C1 models and 2 C2 models and 1 C4 models in their range making stocking these boats impossible from our point of view. All canoe sprint boats are therefore custom orders from the factory in Slovakia.

Construction

There are a number of construction techniques depending on the model chosen.

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For construction information on all the Vajda canoe models please visit: Vajda Group

Pricing (AUD ex Sydney)

Club Build – C1 $3,290; C2 $3,990

Sport Build – C1 $3,990; C2 $5,290

World Cup Build – C1 $4,595; C2 $6,290; C4 $9,995

Marathon & Elite Build – C1 $5,595; C2 $7,290; C4 $14,995

Elite Pro Build – C1 $6,595; C2 $7,795

C1 Models

SHARK- Excellent gliding ability

Length: 5.175m  Width: 34.3cm  Cockpit Length: 303.5cm Cockpit Width: 28.5cm

Stability: 1/5

Available in 7 Constructions and 4 Sizes

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SHARK SPRINT – Excellent gliding ability

Length: 5.19m  Width: 34.0cm  Cockpit Length: 309.0cm Cockpit Width: 27.7cm

Stability: 1/5

Available in 7 Constructions and 4 Sizes

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NOVA 200- Designed by Attila Vajda, Olympic Champion. Distinct keel edge plus more rocker have produced a fast and easy to handle model.

Length: 5.197m  Width: 34.5cm  Cockpit Length: 307.0cm Cockpit Width: 27.1cm

Stability: 1/5

Available in 7 Constructions and 4 Sizes

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97-Web_2013.jpgNOVA 1000- Designed by Attila Vajda, Olympic Champion. Distinct keel edge plus more rocker and shorter cockpit length than the NOVA 200.

Length: 5.2m  Width: 34.3cm  Cockpit Length: 301.0cm Cockpit Width: 27.8cm

Stability: 1/5

Available in 7 Constructions and 4 Sizes

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98-Nova_1000_B.jpgEDGE 200- Designed & used by World Champion Artsem Kozyr. Low nose, radical edge profile and super flat hull

Length: 5.19m  Width: 38.4cm

Stability: 1/5

Available in 7 Constructions and 4 Sizes

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126-edge_200.jpgEDGE- Designed & used by World Champion Artsem Kozyr. Radical edge profile and super flat hull.

New smaller sizes were introduced in 2017 to suit women.

Length: 5.19m  Width: 34.8cm

Stability: 1/5

Available in 7 Constructions and 6 Sizes

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C2 NOVA – 

Length: 6.48m  Width: 42.1cm  Cockpit Length: 325.0cm Cockpit Width: 36.5cm

Stability: 2/5

Available in 7 Constructions and 4 Sizes

 

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C2 SHARK – 

Length: 6.48m  Width: 42.1cm  Cockpit Length: 325.0cm Cockpit Width: 36.5cm

Stability: 1/5

Available in 7 Constructions and 4 Sizes

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C4 Models

C4 SHARK – 

Length: 8.97m  Width: 50.8cm  Cockpit Length: 563.0cm Cockpit Width: 44.0cm

Stability: 1/5

Available in 2 Constructions and 3 Sizes

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All Vajda canoes feature solid thwarts, gunwales & floorboards; sturdy adjustable knee block support and strong full sized adjustable back footrest

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HOW TO ORDER
Due to the extensive range and sizes of canoe sprint boats available from Vajda we do not stock any models in Australia. If you wish to order a boat to be custom made by the factory specifically to suit your needs please email us at info@australianpaddlesports.com.au or contact us on 0414 666 484.
WARRANTY
All VAJDA GROUP products are warranted against defects in materials and manufacturing for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase. This warranty covers only manufacture defects and does not cover transport and usage damages. This warranty applies to the original owner for purchases made directly from an authorized Vajda dealer and is non‐transferable.
 
Warranty is conditioned by the following procedures:
• Misuse
• Damage caused by transport
• Unauthorized repairs
• Removal of manufacturer stickers
 
Warranty Claims:
Contact your place of purchase. Always attach pictures which best describe damages.
Return transport cost to place of purchase or authorised repair depot is NOT covered by warranty.
 
Maintenance
Vajda boats are produced from a high quality composite construction. Composite materials require maintenance.
To extend the lifetime of your boat:
• Do not put any product in the direct sun for long periods.
• Do not over tighten straps whilst storing or transporting.
• Repairs should only be carried out by APS authorised repair agencies.
• Never store or transport boat inside a wet cover.
• Regularly clean with mild detergent and non-abrasive premium marine/auto grade wax
• Do not use abrasive products or harsh chemicals