QK Shearwater sea kayak

“How do you improve on a true winner? Only change what is necessary.”

Based on QK’s proven Penguin hull, the Shearwater boasts a modernised deck/cockpit giving increased leg and foot room. Add a padded seat and backrest for maximum all-day comfort. The final touch is a stronger, easy-lift rudder system.

Features include compass mount, paddle rescue system and security rescue bar.

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


Length:              4.8 m
Beam:                 610 mm
Weight:               Std  27 kg
Volume:               333 litre (Front 52 ltr, Rear 91 ltr)
Cockpit:                800 x 460 mm

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

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