Ruahine Shadow Multisport Boat | Best Coast to Coast Beginner Boat NZ
Ruahine Shadow Multisport Boat | Best Coast to Coast Beginner Boat NZ
Ruahine Shadow Multisport Boat | Best Coast to Coast Beginner Boat NZ
Ruahine Shadow Multisport Boat | Best Coast to Coast Beginner Boat NZ
Ruahine Shadow Multisport Boat | Best Coast to Coast Beginner Boat NZ

Ruahine Shadow Multisport Boat

Regular price$4,349.00
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Topsport loves the Ruahine Shadow!

We have been behind this boat from day one. Len was involved in it's design and the early production of the first few boats that were manufactured for testing. Now we have 8 Shadow's in our kayak school. It is the go to boat for our instructors and our first recommendation for new paddlers looking to get a composite kayak to compete in the Kathmandu Coast to Coast. 

Overview

The Shadow is an entry level multisport kayak for people of all sizes.

With a wide cockpit opening and huge amounts of room inside, this is the perfect first boat for almost everyone; a 60kg paddler will draw very little water in it and feel extremely safe, and a 100kg plus paddler will appreciate the extra room and stability that is lacking in so many other kayaks.

Features
  • Ability Level: Beginner 
  • Easy entry cockpit
  • Paddler Size: 60-115kg and up to 6'5" tall
  • Width: 550mm
  • Length: 5.7m
  • Weight: Fiberglass - 15.5kg, Composite - 13kg
Ordering

Ruahine is currently working on an approximate 4 month manufacturing time. Demand for these boats is currently so high if you are thinking about buying one of these boats contact us today to secure your space. These are a hand-made product so they do take time to produce and we have multiple orders in the system. 

Custom Colours

Composite Colours – all of our composite kayaks can have either an exposed hull (clear gelcoat) to show off the beauty of the fibres or white. The deck is your choice of colour just like the fiberglass model. We prefer to have this coloured 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. info@topsport.co.nz

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Cancellation Policy - Terms and Conditions 

COVID 19 - Standard cancelation policy applies

Our cancellation policy allows clients to reschedule or cancel their booked course or guided trip provided enough notice is given. This policy helps support our small local business when there is not enough time to replace a booking if someone cancels their space at short notice. 

Cancelling a booking 

If for any reason (this includes illness, COVID, travel delays and injuries) you need to cancel your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run, you will receive a refund minus our cancelation fee. This is provided you contact us at least 21 full days before your booking and your trip or course has been booked for less than 90 days. If your trip or course has been booked for more than 90 days a 50% refund will be given. 

We deduct an administration fee for any courses or trips that are cancelled.

Our Cancelation fee’s are as follows:

  • Grade II Certificate Course - $495
  • Guided River Trip - $95
  • Guided Run Trip - $95
  • Guided Run/River Combo - $95
  • The Next Level - $95

Cancelling Part of your Grade II Course

If for some reason you are unable to attend a day or days of your kayak course we will try to rebook in with another group, if successful there is an additional cost of $250 per day. There is a no refund for the days missed.

Rescheduling a booking 

If you need to reschedule your course or trip, Topsport requires a minimum of 14 full days notice. Any booking rescheduled outside this time period will require a new booking and new payment. 

All rescheduled trips are subject to an administration fee which is as follows: 

  • Grade II Certificate Course - $49
  • Guided River Trip - $49
  • Guided Run Trip - $49
  • Refresh with Ryan - $49
  • Guided Run/River Combo - $49
  • The Next Level - $49

Weather & Flow Conditions

Safety requirements may force us to cancel your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run for a number of reasons (eg. bad weather, river flow level, wind, etc).

If we need to cancel your trip we will contact you as soon as possible. This may be in the days leading up to your trip or in the morning of the trip. If this happens you will be provided with a code to rebook your trip at no charge on another date that suits. 

When travelling from out of town PLEASE make sure you book flexi flights and accomodation as none of our trips are ever guaranteed to run. We can only operate our trips when weather and river conditions are safe to do so. 

In exceptional circumstances we may need to cancel your trip after travelling to the start location or even part-way through your trip as conditions change. Typically we decide prior to leaving town but sometimes we make the extra effort to make an important trip take place e.g race week and overseas clients. If this happens there is a minimum cost of $100 pp. Our standards are to cancel are trip using the latest weather and flow resources BEFORE we leave town but occasionally the forecast is incorrect and we do not know until arriving at the start location.

Cancelling your Coast to Coast Kayak Hire Booking

Topsport Kayaking will gladly cancel your Coast to Coast kayak hire booking prior to the 30th of November 2023. A cancellation charge to the value of 20% of the original hire fee will be deducted. You will be credited back the balance through your original form of payment. If you cancel your hire outside of this time period the full amount is still payable.

THE TOPSPORT TEAM

Why choose us?

All of the staff here at Topsport have competed in many multisport races at a high level, including the iconic Coast to Coast. We know what it takes to get down the river safely, with the right technology while having a good time. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TEAM

Don't take our word for it

★★★★★

I recently completed my Grade II Assessment with Topsport Kayaking. The service provided by the team was excellent. The email communications were clear with excellent detail. The check in app was also very easy to use. On the days, my instructors Sam and Phil were excellent, incredibly knowledgeable with a strong emphasis on safety and completing all skills to a high standard. The Gorge trip was well organized and at all times, I felt I was in safe hands. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending using Topsport for kayaking trips and/or training again the future. Thanks so much for such a positive experience team!

Bex

Grade II Assessment November 2022 

★★★★★

Just a quick note to say thank you. Ryan and Zack were excellent instructors. They managed the certification course as true professionals. It’s not easy to instil confidence, build student skills, and deal with some challenging environmental conditions. I was particularly impressed with Ryan’s enthusiasm for all-things-paddling. His passion and ability shone through. 

Richard

Grade II Certificate Course November 2022

★★★★★

Just wanna say a big thank you for a great day through the Gorge yesterday. Big ups to Len, Sam and Phil. Our guides Sam and Phil were very professional and had our safety at the forefront of their thinking in quite challenging river conditions. It was great to learn wee titbits from these two very experienced paddlers. 

Dean

Waimakariri Guided River Trip November 2022

★★★★★

Wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for the Grade II Kayak course I just attended over the weekend. Ryan and Zack did a great job, they were friendly, professional and did a great job keeping our course on track and progressing while the weather gods tried hard to disrupt things. They are clearly capable young men, but their kayaking passion, capability and knowledge were the real difference. I learnt a lot and certainly feel more confident as a novice kayaker – thank you very much.

Sandy

Grade II Certificate October 2022