KT-1 Sprint/touring/marathon/racing Kayak
KT! takes GOLD in the World Masters, with Margaret Buck, see article in testimonials, also a bronze
L.O.A: 5.16 meters ( double = 6.4 meters),
Beam: 0.62 meters,
Dry Weight: approx 13.5 Kg ( double = 23 Kg )in standard GRP
Displacement: (max) 220 Kg
The KT-1 and KT-2 are designed by Les Richards who produced the RADENT racing kayaks used at the L.A. Olympics.
The KT-1 kayak has been designed as a K-1 length kayak, to be faster and more stable than the TK-1, and is only marginally slower than the K-1 (3% at a 500m trial at lake Barrington in Tasmania where international rowing races are held.)
It is primarily aimed at providing a stable craft for persons not willing, or not capable of safely balancing a racing K-1.
Consequently the KT-1 and KT-2 have some very good characteristics which give these craft wide appeal. We have found their stability has allowed them to be used for training off a beach, lake or in much stronger wind conditions.
The KT-1 and KT-2 are ideal for beginners, heavier or older paddlers, and paddlers just training on technique without having to worry about balance.
The kayaks also lend themselves to multi sport races and long distance endurance events and marathon races such as the Hawkesbury canoe classic and Murray river marathon. Both craft are available with a day hatch and extra bulkhead for touring.
The KT-1 is a custom hand laid up kayak, and recent kayaks have achieved a weight of under 13.5 kg with bulkead and hatch installed.
The KT-1 has 30 % more surface area than most K-1’s so it is difficult to reduce the weight further.
The KT-1 comes standard with tiller bar steering but can be ordered with adjustable pedal style foot plate.
Read our testimonials below and under Testimonials menu