The CX Maxi is our ‘old school classic’ K1 that has been tried and tested over many years and it the ideal big water kayak for intermediate to beginner paddlers. It has enough volume for big rivers and enough rocker to ensure excellent turning ability.
Max paddler weight: 100kg
520cm length x 28 height x 43cm width
STABLE | INTERMEDIATE | RACER
Very stable K1 designed for junior paddlers. The Guppie can be used for competitive sprinting by kids up to the age of 14 years. Ideal to get the young generation into K1 paddling.
414cm length x 15cm height x 48cm width
BEGINNER | INTERMEDIATE | RACER
Fish River Canoe Marathon 2016 – 1st veterans potions with Jannie Malherbe
World Marathon Champs 2017 – gold with Robyn Henderson
The Jacana K1 is our intermediate model from our range of K1 kayaks, offering a great combination of stability, comfort and speed. The boat has a zesty personality that is very rewarding for any intermediate paddler looking to either improve river skills or work up the result sheet with faster times at the time trail or races.
Max paddler weight: 100kg for flat water; 95kg for rivers
520cm length x 30cm height x 44cm width
Options between pedal or t-bar steering
Overstern or understern rudder
Carbon kickplate fitted
Std river seats
Winner Fish River Canoe Marathon 2012 (Men & Woman)
Winner Berg River Canoe Marathon 2012 (Len Jenkins)
Winner Berg River Canoe Marathon 2011 (Michelle Eray)
Won World Canoeing Masters Marathon title 2015 (Lee McGregor 8th title)
World Marathon Champs 2017 – 2 x gold (Jannie Malherbe & Matt Carlisle)
World Marathon Champs 2017 – 2 x silver (Lee Mc Gregor & Piers Cruickshanks)
This is the preferred racer of legend Len “The Fisher King” Jenkins, winning no less that 5 K1 titles on the Fish River Canoe Marathon. The Pro, also relatively stable and very comfortable feels as at home on the rivers as on flatwater marathon racing.
Max paddler weight: Flat water 85kg; River 80kg
520cm length x 29cm height x 39cm width
Pedal or t-bar steering
Berg river canoe marathon 2015 & 2016
World Marathon Champs 2017 – silver with Graeme Solomon
Knysna’s top racer for the larger paddlers. The Vantage Pro Plus K1 offers the same stability and speed as it’s smaller brother the Vantage Pro, but with added cockpit height to accommodate bigger feet, which also allows for more volume in bigger river races. It is 0.5cm wider in the cockpit area.
This is the preferred K1 for Graeme Solomon and Greg Louw.
Max paddler weight: Flat water 95kg; River 90kg
520cm length x 29cm depth x 39.5cm width
The most recent design from Knysna Racing is the Vital K1. This is our most stable “get in and paddle” K1 kayak. Ideal for those beginners looking to start kayaking. The Vital K1 can be enjoyed on the rivers as well as on flat water. It also has enough volume to accommodate heavier paddlers.
Maximum paddler weight: 120kg
520cm length x 34cm height x 55cm width