Skua

QK Skua expedition sea kayak

The fastest plastic single in the QK sea kayak range.

Designed for long distance self-supported expeditions in varying sea conditions. The Skua has a low deck profile enabling it to perform extremely well in windy conditions, while its longer hull gives greater speed and allows it to surf waves controllably in a following sea.

The Skua incorporates several new features that ensure maximum safety on the sea, including adjustable thigh braces, paddle holder, rescue system and an easily-accessible day hatch behind the cockpit.

Max & Melanie Grant used the Shearwater and Skua sea kayaks when circumnavigating the South Island.  “At times there were big seas and rough landings, but our lightweight kayaks handled the conditions perfectly.”

   

Specs

Length:        5.15 m
Beam:           600 mm
Weight:        Std 27 kg – Lite 24 kg
Volume:        355 litre (Front 75 ltr, Rear 75 ltr, Day hatch 45 ltr)
Cockpit:       790 x 460 mm

Ideal for unsupported trips in exposed waters such as Auckland west coast, Hauraki Gulf, Lake Taupo, Cook Strait, Banks Peninsula, Lake Tekapo, Otago Peninsula, Dusky Sound, Foveaux Strait, Stewart Island, etc.

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