As the successor to the very popular Opus, it's proven to be extremely popular with people wanting to take their paddling up to that next step up. Designed to have the best compromise of balance and speed, it has a fine cutting bow, lower foredeck, and wider rear deck for stability. This basically means it’s fast on the flat and stable in the rough stuff. It also includes a unique paddle recess which has been specifically designed to aid with smoother paddle entry.
Ruahine works on a 4-6 week turnaround. In many cases we will be able to supply a kayak before this time period is up however, these are a hand-made product so they do take time to produce and we often have multiple orders in the system.
Composite Colours – all of Ruahine's composite kayaks can have either an exposed hull (clear gelcoat) to show off the beauty of the fibres or white. The deck can be chosen from a selection of colours. We prefer to have this coloured rather than clear gel coat to prevent the sun from heating it up too much but if you wish they can also do the top with a clear coat.
Please send us an email after purchase with your custom boat and colour requests and we will let you know any price adjustments. email@example.com