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.
Fibreglass Colours - all fibreglass kayaks come with a white hull. This looks smart and doesn't show up as many scratches caused by rocks. The deck can be either a single, block colour (great if you want to display sponsors logo's) or your choice of two colours that are faded together. Please note that the colours are mixed in with the resin at the time of laying up the kayak so not everything is possible. At the time of ordering we will discuss the options with you and make recommendations if necessary.
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. email@example.com