Suggested Retail
$2699 USD
$3499 CAD

Ruahine F1

Ruahine Kayaks
Suggested Retail
$2699 USD
$3499 CAD
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Multisport racing kayaks made with pride in New Zealand.


The F1 is designed for the advanced paddler. To put it simply, we've designed it to be the fastest whitewater kayak in the world...and we think it is! It's fast, low volume hull will let you accelerate with ease, achieving downriver speeds of 11mph (and more), while easily cutting through wave trains and moderate rapids.
New Zealand is renown as a nation that likes to push the limits, and our kayakers are no exception. Our ‘multisport’ style of endurance racing requires paddlers to go for long distances down some big rivers. The kayaks need to be lightweight, exceptionally fast, yet strong enough to stand up to hours of rugged use. The F1 is at the peak of this multisport-kayak evolution and has proven to be a reliable race winner. It's fast, low volume hull will let you accelerate much like a traditional K1, yet its ability to retain speed is what really sets it apart. Experienced users will happily achieve downriver speeds of 11mph (and more depending on the river) while on the flat it will comfortably cruise at 7mph. The slimline shape with its distinctive rear ‘wings’ allows the F1 to cut through the biggest wave trains and moderate rapids while retaining a high degree of secondary stability.
$2699 USD
$3499 CAD


  • fine cutting bow
  • strong secondary stability
  • excellent acceleration

Multisport racing kayaks made with pride in New Zealand.

Features & Specifications

  • Model Year: 2020
  • Category: Kayaks
  • Kayak Type: Racing & Training
  • Paddlesport: Kayaking
  • Number of Paddlers: Solo
  • Structure: Rigid or Hard
  • Propulsion: Paddle
  • Best Used For: Whitewater, Racing & Training
  • Specifically Designed For: Average Adults
  • Size: Large
  • Length: 20' 4" / 620 cm
  • Width: 13.7" / 35 cm
  • Weight: 28.6 lb / 13 kg
  • Capacity: 200 lb / 90.6 kg
  • Primary Material: Proprietary Composite Blend
  • Hull Shape: V-Bottom
  • Chine: Hard
  • Rudder or Skeg: Rudder
  • Self Bailing: No
  • Number of Hatches: 0
  • Outfitting: Adjustable Foot Braces
  • Seat: Molded
  • Standing Platform: No

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