Evolution classic kayak

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Evolution EDGE Racing Kayak

Evolution EDGE Racing Kayak

December 2019. Production continues in Winton. Email Rikki Griffin – rikki@nautiquekayaks.co.nz – find out more.

(Optimised for paddlers up to 75kg)

How did this kayak Evolve?

At the time that Steve Gurney and Grahame Sisson designed the kayak that we now know as the Evolution Classic, the rough work-of-art shape (plug) more closely resembled the kayak we now know as the Evolution Edge. Suffice to say that between the initial shape development and the creation of the first boat (Steve’s) the boat became wider and more stable. The final shape was not exactly what Steve had in mind. It was a boat that Grahame (and a wider customer base) could also paddle!

So, in order to restore a good friendship, we next created the boat that Steve thought he was getting in the first place. We called this boat the Evolution Edge. The first production Evolution Edge left our factory in October 1992.

When the heat came on Steve at the 2001 Speights Longest Day, he sought every advantage he could find. He chose a carbon Edge and used it as a weapon on the river. Going onto the river Keith Murray (even record holder) had a commanding lead of around 10 minutes. Keith was 50 metres behind Steve at the Gorge Bridge. Steve paddled the river 6 minutes faster than any other event (including Two day teams and Individuals) competitor. Viva La Edge. Steve is delighted that the Edge really gave him an EDGE. It took a while but at last Steve has used effectively the weapon he helped design 12 years ago.

The Evolution Edge has finer entry, 35mm narrower footrest, is 25mm narrower at the seat and generally lower volume. The narrower water-plane allows lighter paddlers to press the hull to deeper draught, thus achieving maximum waterline length.

Over the years many paddlers have won many races using Evolution Edges. A skilled fresh paddler using an Evolution Edge is a hard competitor to beat.

  • Witness Steve Gurney – fastest paddle overall, 2001 Speights, by 6 minutes! Steve beat Teams kayak specialist Paul Massey by 9 minutes. Not an error – 9 MINUTES! Steve is just delighted with his new boat!
  • Witness Andrew Martin of Andrew Martin Kayaks. For Multisport events through the 2001 season Andrew paddled an Advantage, Sprinter, Pinnacle, Evolution Edge. These days Andrew builds Legend paddles and is free to choose the best boat.
  • Witness Graeme Causer taking out the fastest paddle at the 1997 Kaniere Tri.
  • Witness Ian Ferguson and Neil McConnell battling for 1st place on the water at the 1996 Crater to the Lake.
  • Witness Neil McConnell repeatedly winning paddle sections of many races.
  • Witness John Jacoby’s many wins at the (Vic, Aust) JLL Challenge.
  • Witness Peter O’Sullivan who dares to beat other top paddlers by ridiculous time percentages. Peter has encouraged large numbers of Manawatu paddlers to also purchase and race Edges. Witness the 2001 Rangeitiki Kayak Race results.

Which Evolution is best for you?

Sorry – that is your choice. For the Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day, Steve Gurney used to prefer the extra stability of the Evolution Classic. However for the 2001 event Steve has a brand new Edge which helped win him the race. For almost all of the races Peter O’Sullivan competes in, he uses an Evolution Edge.

Our high-skilled multisport customers have a true choice.

In July 2003 Ben Fouhy (World 1000k Sprint Champion) wrote:

“Thanks for your consideration”.
“In response to people saying that I would win (multisport racing) in any boat, my answer is that it is likely true, yet I can paddle any boat, having been offered an F1 in the past, having access to a UFO and an Advantage, but I have CHOSEN to paddle an Evolution Edge.”

“Often people ask me my opinion on the differences between the top boats, and this is my opportunity to expel the virtues of your boat design, as people have sought my opinion, this happens very regularly”.

“I believe that the Edge or Classic is the boat of choice because in my opinion there is a difference between maximum speed and boat run. While the Evolution, being a larger boat might not be a fast boat over a 500m race which is totally irrelevant (and debatable), in my experience it has more boat run, distance per stroke. Making it more economical to paddle over a distance race.”

“I genuinely believe the Evolution was well ahead of its time, having similar qualities in hull shape to the latest K1’s in Europe having very even curves from front to back and the U shaped hull gives good run.”

The volume in the top deck and the boat in general is advantageous on rivers and sizable rapids, especially the Waimak, as I have found with lower volume boats lose speed very quickly when the water comes over the top.”

“I have experienced this paddling down the Waimak with lesser paddlers who I have thrashed days earlier on flatter rivers, then been frustrated as I haven’t been able to pull away from them.” “That is why I have chosen your boat.”

Note:

We state above that the Evolution Edge is optimised for 75kg paddlers. This statement means a 75kg paddler will press the kayak draft deep enough to obtain full waterline (aerobic speed potential) length. The Evolution Edge can be effectively paddled by any paddler who fits into the (in its class) roomy cockpit.

The Evolution Edge is primarily designed as a riverboat for use by high-skilled paddlers. As a bonus the Evolution Edge also works very well on open water.

Posted in: Multisport Racing Kayaks

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  • Length

    4.9 meter

  • Width

    550 mm

  • Skill level

    Beginner

  • Entry-level Fibreglass build

    Fibreglass only $2990

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite $3390

From $2,990.00 NZD

Previously named the Eliminator, the Reliance is the proven combination of stability, maneuverability, comfort and reliability that new Kayakers love.  With a composite construction of Fibreglass and Kevlar the Reliance is light, efficient and robust.  We also offer an extremely economical option of Fibreglass-only layup for The Reliance to help new Multisporters get started on a budget.  The very stable hull has a sensible length so you'll find The Reliance easy to control in the wind and waves and easy to navigate down grade 2 rapids. The Reliance also out-performs plastic alternatives for speed and is lighter for lifting onto roof-racks.


  • Length

    4.9 meter

  • Width

    520 mm

  • Skill level

    Confident Beginner

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with fibreglass cockpit rim / integrated seat $3390

  • Carbon Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon cockpit rim / integrated seat $3540

From $3,390.00 NZD

Previously named the Esprit, the Argo is an achievable step into more responsiveness and speed for kayakers who like to retain plenty of stability.  The Argo has a similar hull to the Reliance but is slightly narrower through the mid-section.  It feels solid on the water and responds like a dream.  If you are a confident beginner or ready to take the next step in your kayaking progression, this is the perfect racing kayak for you.

  • Fishform hull design for efficiency, comfort and confidence
  • Sensible length for easy, quick manoeuvring 
  • Easy to control in winds
  • Capable of good results

 


  • Length

    5.9 meter

  • Width

    480 mm

  • Skill Level

    Intermediate

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $4400

  • Ultralight Build

    Ultralight Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon Trim $4750

  • Integrated, recessed watch holder (optional)

    $195

From $4,400.00 NZD

 You told us you want more length, less bottom drag, more primary stability, more speed, more comfort, more control, more strength, less weight.  We've listened.  The N2 is here and is an extremely versatile, fast but easy to paddle kayak for intermediate paddlers.

The N2 is the first of a new generation of multisport kayaks in the Nautique range, using new technology and learnings from all over the globe.  We obsessed over every detail in a design process that had input from several of the industry's leading brains.  We knew what we wanted and some incredibly talented people helped us to get there.  Designed with an uber-efficient hull that reduces drag and a balance-friendly, progressive chine; the N2 sets a new benchmark in speed-to-stability performance:  Easy to paddle, yet super-competitive.

Your new N2 can also include our innovative new WatchMount; an integrated, recessed, adjustable watch holder for securely mounting your watch in easy view to keep an eye on key stats like HR, cadence, speed, distance and time splits while training or racing.


  • Length

    5.2 meter

  • Width

    480 mm

  • Skill level

    Intermediate to advanced

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon cockpit $3750

  • Ultralight Build

    Ultralight Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon cockpit $4050

From $3,750.00 NZD

The Gyro is designed for smaller paddlers up to 72kg and blends a slippery-fast, rounded hull with elegantly flared sides for excellent secondary stability.  The result is a hull that gives you the best of both worlds - elite-level speeds with intermediate-level stability.

What's in the name?  Grahame Sisson designed what he called the Nucleus range after many years of designing and building racing kayaks.  Nearing the end of his full-time career he took lessons from what worked and what didn't work into a design that he considers to be his best ever, particularly the smallest of the range which he called the Nucleus 60.  We love paddling this boat and so we decided it would be fitting to re-name it after Grahame - whose nick-name is Gyro (pronounced Jai-row).  An apt nick-name for a clever, well researched man with exceptional ingenuity and innovation.

For progressing intermediate paddlers, the Gyro is an excellent step into the world of slippery hulls.  It won't feel rock-solid like a wider, flat-bottomed beginner boat at first, but after just a few sessions in this boat paddlers learn to relax and utilise the hull's excellent secondary stability.  It's like having a nice safety net - all the feedback without the consequences.  Soon, the "wobbles" subside, better balance comes and with it the comfort and confidence to paddle a fast, narrow racing hull.

For expert paddlers, the Gyro is a super-fun kayak that reminds you how much fun paddling can be.  It's shorter length compared to most elite boats makes it much more nimble in rapids.  It rails nicely just like your elite boat, but it feels much more stable.  Imagine having the confidence to take both hands off the paddle in moving water to eat.  And here's the kicker - it's just as fast as your elite boat. It really is. In all of our testing in various conditions under a range of power inputs, the Gyro has performed as good, if not better, than the elite boats we've tested against.  There is no speed compromise for the convenience of this shorter, more stable hull, due to it's very clever design.

Please note that the maximum weight suggestion is related to the boat's handling in rough water.  A Gyro can also be paddled on flat water with great results by a larger (80+ kg) paddler.


  • Length

    6.1 meter

  • Width

    425 mm

  • Skill Level

    Advanced

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $3890

  • Ultralight Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $4240

From $3,890.00 NZD

This is the boat that changed the river racing landscape for multisport kayakers and other competitive kayakers throughout the world.  A collaborative project between Steve Gurney and Grahame Sisson that considered length, width, volume, draft and rocker to Steve's exacting requirements to make the fastest possible boat for him to win the Coast to Coast event. The first "long boat" was born, which straddled the peaks of wave trains rather than diving between and was narrow enough to enable a typical sized paddler to press the hull deep enough into the water to achieve it's full waterline length.  It was a true evolution in kayak design and it performed extremely well.  Since it's introduction, the "Evo" has been a big part of Multisport history, being paddled to numerous wins and record times in many races.

The Evolution Spectre was previously called the Evolution Classic and is the foundation of the Evo range.  It wasn't actually the exact width that Steve originally wanted but was a compromise that enabled a bit more space for larger paddlers and added stability for a wider range of paddler abilities.  As a result, this boat best suits paddlers over 75 kg.

Is it still competitive today?  You bet.  Water and wind dynamics haven't changed and many of the records achieved in this boat still stand strong.  Our objective is to revitalise this successful design with updated fittings and styling to keep it relevant in today's and tomorrow's market.  This will take shape during 2019 and beyond.  That's why we kept the name Evolution.

If you're a 75+ kg, advanced paddler and you want a fast boat that offers a little extra stability when you're fatigued from a big day of racing, this is the perfect boat for you.

 


  • Length

    6.1 meter

  • Width

    400 mm

  • Skill Level

    Advanced to Elite

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $3890

  • Ultralight Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $4240

From $3,890.00 NZD

The Vanquish is for Elite level paddlers who want to win.  At only 400 mm wide the Vanquish is not for the faint hearted and has proven itself unbeatable in capable hands.  This is the boat that Steve Gurney had originally wanted, then finally received and used to good effect when he overtook Keith Murray on the river in their momentous 2001 Coast to Coast showdown.

Due to the narrow waterline this hull is incredibly slippery through the water and the carefully calculated length offers perfect wave straddling on most grade 2 river wave-trains.  Lighter paddlers will press the hull sufficiently into the water to realise the optimal waterline length.  There's enough volume to cope with heavier paddlers who want the fastest hull available, too.

Like the Evo Spectre, the top deck is carefully designed to shed water from the bow and avoid catching wind.

The tough rudder system provides surprisingly high levels of manoeuvrability for a long boat, and just the right amount of rocker at each end of the hull makes this boat very predictable in the boils and cross currents of rivers.  The Vanquish holds its line and holds its speed, but will turn quickly and precisely when required.

At Nautique Paddle Sports NZ we believe that paddling an Evolution Vanquish is a perfectly valid and respectable life goal.  The Vanquish is a beautiful beast.

 

 


  • Length

    6.1m

  • Width

    400mm

  • Skill level

    Advanced to Elite

  • Optimal paddler weight range

    Turbulent water: up to 70kg. Flat water: up to 90kg

  • Standard build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $3890

  • Ultralight build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $4240

From $3,890.00 NZD

The Evo ONE is for lighter, Elite level paddlers who want to level the playing field with the bigger, stronger paddlers.  At only 400 mm wide the Evo ONE is as slippery as they get and with reduced rocker, even feather-weights can enjoy the potential speed from a full-length waterline.  The cockpit is also positioned further forward to help keep the bow down under full power which all but eliminates stern-squat and further improves water-speed.  

Paddlers under 65 kg often struggle to overcome surface friction in longer boats, compared with bigger, stronger paddlers.  Light paddlers also fail to press the bow properly into the water in other Elite kayaks, especially under power, which further slows the boat down.  The Evo ONE overcomes both of these obstacles, allowing lighter paddlers to foot it with anyone.

The top deck is cleverly sculpted into the front of the cockpit to reduce the height and enable shorter athletes to paddle easily.  

The Evo ONE is optimized for light paddlers on flat water but can be also be paddled on rivers by skilled paddlers and by heavier paddlers who want to maximise their flat water speed.  Can heavier Elite paddlers (above 65 kg) paddle the Evo ONE on rivers too?  Absolutely, but they will be better in a Vanquish which they will find more maneuverable.  An ideal setup for Elite paddlers upward of 65 kg is to have an Evo Vanquish for river use and an Evo ONE for flat water use.

 

 


  • Length

    6.6 meter

  • Width

    550 mm

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite $5790

From $5,790.00 NZD

The Voyager is an ideal touring and adventure racing double kayak for experienced paddlers.  Compared to the Touring model, the AR model is stripped back to basics with just two sealed compartments.

The “Greenlander” bow provides dynamic lift when the boat strikes a wave, thus keeping the bow paddler drier and paddling harder.  The Humps© allow the stern paddler to keep his or her feet in the normal straight-up orientation allowing a much stronger paddling position and better comfort. The deckline tubes and Sidetanks© add strength and stiffness to the Voyager so that it rams “shudderless” through large waves.

The Real hatches keep the two pressure tested compartments dry at all times.

The Voyager also comes standard with decklines and a fully retractable rudder.

In adventure racing conditions the Voyager is extremely well regarded by many of the sports' top competitors.

Some unsolicitored quotes:-
Jeff Mitchell – “You have another good boat there! Quick on the flat water of Lake Coleridge which we were first across after the group started together on the second day. I was in the front of one, really nice to paddle. It felt like a racing boat as it was going so cleanly through the water. Stable, quick, appears really solid, and looks damn good. It is on my shopping list for later!”
Nathan Fa’avae – “Left the JKK boats in our dust”
Steve Gurney – “Three Voyagers went cruising to Ripapa Island two nights ago. A stiff Easterly blew up for our return, so I got out the kite. YEEEEEEEHHHHHHHAAAAR! Ian and I were launching off waves, skipping past the others having the time of our lives! What a blast! Nice boats thanks Gyro (Grahame's nickname), they handle the rough and tumble really well. Lisa and I took it fishing to Motunau Beach. We caught 9 Blue Cod. Lisa and I are just about to out for an hour or so now. That makes it 5 days in a row in the Voyager.”
Jim Davidson – “We love our boats”
Ian Adamson – “The boats went really well, and we did our best to destroy them! John managed to pile into a cliff doing 15 knots on the Rakaia, and only succeeded in making a 10cm crack in the nose! Mike and I went over a 1 metre drop and seesawed for a minute or so over the lip before plunging down into the river. We didn’t notice the boat flex even a mm”

 

 

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Evolution CLASSIC Racing Kayak

Evolution CLASSIC Racing Kayak

December 2019. Production continues in Winton. Email Rikki Griffin – rikki@nautiquekayaks.co.nz – find out more.

As used by Keith Murray to set his 1994 Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day record.

(Optimised for paddlers 75kg upwards)

How did this kayak Evolve?

The Evolution Classic was developed (under extreme pressure from the visionary demands of Steve) over the Christmas close-down period of the 1988-89 summer. Steve set the requiered length and volume needs. The rest of the design was 50% / 50% Steve / Grahame with Steve arguing for the water and Grahame arguing for the wind. The whole object of the exercise was to help Steve win a BMW car by breaking the Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day record. It is a matter of record that Steve Gurney did win that BMW – by turning out an amazing paddle performance.

Since those early days, using an Evolution Classic, Steve has won the Speights Coast to Coast many more times , sometimes taking out the ‘FASTEST PADDLE OF THE EVENT’ prize for good measure. He has also won hundreds of other races, thus cementing his position as the worlds greatest multisporter.

In early 1990 the Evolution Classic started a unique New Zealand phenomenon – the ‘Long Boat’.

Often copied – not yet equalled! Except by our Edge!

The current Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day course record of 10 hours 34 minutes was set by Keith Murray in the 1994 event. Keith used a 17kg (he wanted durable reliability!) Evolution Classic for the kayak paddle section. Durable – Keith still paddles this same robust kayak in Dec 2000 (finally written off in the Rangitata Gorge in 2001) and is emphatic that, for endurance events, ultra light kayaks are not the advantage that some would claim. Keith’s record stands secure. So does his practical race winning strategy!

Posted in: Multisport Racing Kayaks

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  • Length

    4.9 meter

  • Width

    550 mm

  • Skill level

    Beginner

  • Entry-level Fibreglass build

    Fibreglass only $2990

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite $3390

From $2,990.00 NZD

Previously named the Eliminator, the Reliance is the proven combination of stability, maneuverability, comfort and reliability that new Kayakers love.  With a composite construction of Fibreglass and Kevlar the Reliance is light, efficient and robust.  We also offer an extremely economical option of Fibreglass-only layup for The Reliance to help new Multisporters get started on a budget.  The very stable hull has a sensible length so you'll find The Reliance easy to control in the wind and waves and easy to navigate down grade 2 rapids. The Reliance also out-performs plastic alternatives for speed and is lighter for lifting onto roof-racks.


  • Length

    4.9 meter

  • Width

    520 mm

  • Skill level

    Confident Beginner

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with fibreglass cockpit rim / integrated seat $3390

  • Carbon Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon cockpit rim / integrated seat $3540

From $3,390.00 NZD

Previously named the Esprit, the Argo is an achievable step into more responsiveness and speed for kayakers who like to retain plenty of stability.  The Argo has a similar hull to the Reliance but is slightly narrower through the mid-section.  It feels solid on the water and responds like a dream.  If you are a confident beginner or ready to take the next step in your kayaking progression, this is the perfect racing kayak for you.

  • Fishform hull design for efficiency, comfort and confidence
  • Sensible length for easy, quick manoeuvring 
  • Easy to control in winds
  • Capable of good results

 


  • Length

    5.9 meter

  • Width

    480 mm

  • Skill Level

    Intermediate

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $4400

  • Ultralight Build

    Ultralight Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon Trim $4750

  • Integrated, evolution classic kayak, recessed watch holder (optional)

    $195

From $4,400.00 NZD

 You told us you want more length, less bottom drag, evolution classic kayak, more primary stability, more speed, more comfort, more control, more strength, less weight.  We've listened.  The N2 is here and is an extremely versatile, evolution classic kayak, fast but easy to paddle kayak for intermediate paddlers.

The N2 is the first of a new generation of multisport kayaks in the Nautique range, using new technology and learnings from all over the globe.  We obsessed over every detail in a design process that had input from several of the industry's leading brains.  We knew what we wanted and some incredibly talented people helped us to get there.  Designed with an uber-efficient hull that reduces drag and a balance-friendly, progressive chine; the N2 sets a new benchmark in speed-to-stability performance:  Easy to paddle, yet super-competitive.

Your new N2 can also include our innovative new WatchMount; an integrated, recessed, adjustable watch holder for securely mounting your watch in easy view to keep an eye on key stats like HR, evolution classic kayak, cadence, speed, distance and time splits while training or racing.


  • Length

    5.2 meter

  • Width

    480 mm

  • Skill level

    Intermediate to advanced

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon cockpit $3750

  • Ultralight Build

    Ultralight Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon cockpit $4050

From $3,750.00 NZD

The Gyro is designed for smaller paddlers up to 72kg and blends a slippery-fast, rounded hull with elegantly flared sides for excellent secondary stability.  The result is a hull that gives you the best of both worlds - elite-level speeds with intermediate-level stability.

What's in the name?  Grahame Sisson designed what he called the Nucleus range after many years of designing and building racing kayaks.  Nearing the end of his full-time career he took lessons from what worked and what didn't work into a design that he considers to be his best ever, particularly the smallest of the range evolution classic kayak he called the Nucleus 60.  We love paddling this boat and so we decided it would be fitting to re-name it after Grahame - whose nick-name is Gyro (pronounced Jai-row).  An apt nick-name for a clever, well researched man with exceptional ingenuity and innovation.

For progressing intermediate paddlers, the Gyro is an excellent step evolution classic kayak the world of slippery hulls.  It won't feel rock-solid like a wider, flat-bottomed beginner boat at first, evolution classic kayak, but after just a few sessions in this boat paddlers learn to relax and utilise the hull's excellent secondary stability.  It's like having a nice safety net - all the feedback without the consequences.  Soon, the "wobbles" subside, better balance comes and with it the comfort and confidence to paddle a fast, narrow racing hull.

For expert paddlers, the Gyro is a super-fun kayak that reminds you how much fun paddling can be.  It's shorter length compared to most elite boats makes it much more nimble in rapids.  It rails nicely just like your elite boat, evolution classic kayak, but it feels much more stable.  Imagine having the confidence to take both hands off the paddle in moving water to eat.  And here's the kicker - it's just as fast as your elite boat, evolution classic kayak. It really is. In all of our testing in various conditions under a range of power inputs, evolution classic kayak, the Gyro has performed as good, if not better, than the elite boats we've tested against.  There is no speed compromise for the convenience of this shorter, more stable hull, due to it's very clever design.

Please note evolution classic kayak the maximum weight suggestion is related to the boat's handling in rough water.  A Gyro can also be paddled on flat water with great results by a larger (80+ kg) paddler.


  • Length

    6.1 meter

  • Width

    425 mm

  • Skill Level

    Advanced

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $3890

  • Ultralight Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $4240

From $3,890.00 NZD

This is the boat that changed the river racing landscape for multisport kayakers and other competitive kayakers throughout the world.  A collaborative project between Steve Gurney and Grahame Sisson that considered length, width, volume, draft and rocker to Steve's exacting requirements to make the fastest possible boat for him to win the Coast to Coast event. The first "long boat" was born, which straddled the peaks of wave trains rather than diving between and was narrow enough to enable a typical sized paddler to press the hull deep enough into the water to achieve it's full waterline length.  It was a evolution classic kayak evolution in kayak design and it performed extremely well.  Since it's introduction, the "Evo" has been a big part of Multisport history, being paddled to numerous wins and record times in many races.

The Evolution Spectre was previously called the Evolution Classic and is the foundation of the Evo range.  It wasn't actually the exact width that Steve originally wanted but was a compromise that enabled a bit more space for larger paddlers and added stability for a wider range of paddler abilities.  As a result, this boat best suits paddlers over 75 kg.

Is it still competitive today?  You bet.  Water and wind dynamics haven't changed and many of the records achieved in this boat still stand strong.  Our objective is to revitalise this successful design with updated fittings and styling to keep it relevant in today's and tomorrow's market.  This will take shape during 2019 and beyond.  That's why we kept the name Evolution.

If you're a 75+ kg, advanced paddler and you want a fast boat that offers a little extra stability when you're fatigued from a big day of racing, this is the perfect boat for you.

 


  • Length

    6.1 meter

  • Width

    400 mm

  • Skill Level

    Advanced to Elite

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $3890

  • Ultralight Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $4240

From $3,890.00 NZD

The Vanquish is for Elite level paddlers who want to win.  At only 400 mm wide the Vanquish is not for the evolution classic kayak hearted and has proven itself unbeatable in capable hands.  This is the boat that Steve Gurney had originally wanted, then finally received and used to good effect when he overtook Keith Murray on the river in their momentous 2001 Coast to Coast showdown.

Due to the narrow waterline this hull is incredibly slippery through the water and the carefully calculated length offers perfect wave straddling on most grade 2 river wave-trains.  Lighter paddlers will press the hull sufficiently into the water to realise the optimal waterline length.  There's enough volume to cope with heavier paddlers who want the fastest hull available, too.

Like the Evo Spectre, the top deck is carefully designed to shed water from the bow and avoid catching wind.

The tough rudder system provides surprisingly high levels of manoeuvrability for a long boat, and just the right amount of rocker at each end of the hull makes this boat very predictable in the boils and cross currents of rivers.  The Vanquish holds its line and holds its speed, but will turn quickly and precisely when required.

At Nautique Paddle Sports NZ we believe that paddling an Evolution Vanquish is a perfectly valid and respectable life goal.  The Vanquish is a beautiful beast.

 

 


  • Length

    6.1m

  • Width

    400mm

  • Skill level

    Advanced to Elite

  • Optimal paddler weight range

    Turbulent water: up to 70kg. Flat water: up to 90kg

  • Standard build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $3890

  • Ultralight build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite hull with clear carbon trim $4240

From $3,890.00 NZD

The Evo ONE is for lighter, Elite level paddlers who want to level the playing field with the bigger, stronger paddlers.  At only 400 mm wide the Evo ONE is as slippery as they get and with reduced rocker, evolution classic kayak, even feather-weights can enjoy the potential speed from a full-length waterline.  The cockpit is also positioned further forward to help keep the bow down under full power which all but eliminates stern-squat and further improves water-speed.  

Paddlers under 65 kg often struggle to overcome surface friction in longer boats, compared with bigger, stronger paddlers.  Light paddlers also fail to press the bow properly into the water in other Elite kayaks, evolution classic kayak, especially under power, which further slows the boat down.  The Evo ONE overcomes both of these obstacles, allowing lighter paddlers to foot it with anyone.

The top deck is cleverly sculpted into the front of the cockpit to reduce the height and enable shorter athletes to paddle easily.  

The Evo ONE is optimized for light paddlers on flat water but can be also be paddled on rivers by skilled paddlers and by heavier paddlers who want to maximise their flat water speed.  Can heavier Elite paddlers (above 65 kg) paddle the Evo ONE on rivers too?  Absolutely, but they will be better in a Vanquish which they will find evolution classic kayak maneuverable.  An ideal setup for Elite paddlers upward of 65 kg is to have an Evo Vanquish for river use and an Evo ONE for flat water use.

 

 


  • Length

    6.6 meter

  • Width

    550 mm

  • Standard Build

    Carbon/Kevlar/Fibreglass composite $5790

From $5,790.00 NZD

The Voyager is an ideal touring and adventure racing double kayak for experienced paddlers.  Compared to the Touring model, the AR model is stripped back to basics with just two sealed compartments.

The “Greenlander” bow provides dynamic lift when the boat strikes a wave, thus keeping the bow paddler drier and paddling harder.  The Humps© allow the evolution classic kayak paddler to keep his or her feet in the normal straight-up orientation allowing a much stronger paddling position and better comfort. The deckline tubes and Sidetanks© add strength and stiffness to the Voyager so that it rams “shudderless” through large waves.

The Real hatches keep the two pressure tested compartments dry at all times.

The Voyager also comes standard with decklines and a fully retractable rudder.

In adventure racing conditions the Voyager is extremely well regarded by many of the sports' top competitors.

Some unsolicitored quotes:-
Jeff Mitchell – “You have another good boat there! Quick on the flat water of Lake Coleridge which we were first across after the group started together on the second day, evolution classic kayak. I was in the front of one, really nice to paddle, evolution classic kayak. It felt like a racing boat as it was going so cleanly through the water. Stable, quick, appears really solid, and looks damn good. It is on my shopping list for later!”
Nathan Fa’avae – “Left the JKK boats in our dust”
Steve Gurney – “Three Voyagers went cruising to Ripapa Island two nights ago. A stiff Easterly blew up for our return, so I got out the kite. YEEEEEEEHHHHHHHAAAAR! Ian and I were launching off waves, skipping past the others having the time of our lives! What a blast! Nice boats thanks Gyro (Grahame's nickname), they handle the rough and tumble really well. Lisa and I took it fishing to Motunau Beach. We caught 9 Blue Cod. Lisa and I are just about to out for an hour or so now. That makes it 5 days in a row in the Voyager.”
Jim Davidson – “We love our boats”
Ian Adamson – “The boats went really well, and we did our best to destroy them! John managed to pile into a cliff doing 15 knots on the Rakaia, and only succeeded in making a 10cm crack in the nose! Mike brazil hockey jersey I went over a 1 metre drop and seesawed for a minute or so over the lip before plunging down into the river. We didn’t notice the boat flex even a mm”

 

 

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Evolution EDGE Racing Kayak

Evolution EDGE Racing Kayak

December 2019. Production continues in Winton. Email Rikki Griffin – rikki@nautiquekayaks.co.nz – find out more.

(Optimised for paddlers up to 75kg)

How did this kayak Evolve?

At the time that Steve Gurney and Grahame Sisson designed the kayak that we now know as the Evolution Classic, the rough work-of-art shape (plug) more closely resembled the kayak we now know as the Evolution Edge. Suffice to say that between the initial shape development and the creation of the first boat (Steve’s) the boat became wider and more stable. The final shape was not exactly what Steve had in mind. It was a boat that Grahame (and a wider customer base) could also paddle!

So, in order to restore a good friendship, we next created the boat that Steve thought he was getting in the first place. We called this boat the Evolution Edge. The first production Evolution Edge left our factory in October 1992.

When the heat came on Steve at the 2001 Speights Longest Day, he sought every advantage he could find. He chose a carbon Edge and used it as a weapon on the river. Going onto the river Keith Murray (even bio ionic gold pro curling iron 1.25 holder) had a commanding lead of around 10 minutes. Keith was 50 metres behind Steve at the Gorge Bridge, evolution classic kayak. Steve paddled the river 6 minutes faster than any other event (including Two day teams and Individuals) competitor. Viva La Edge. Steve is delighted that the Edge really gave him an EDGE, evolution classic kayak. It took a while but at last Steve has used effectively the weapon he helped design 12 years ago.

The Evolution Edge has finer entry, 35mm narrower footrest, is 25mm narrower at the seat and generally lower volume. The narrower water-plane allows lighter paddlers to press the hull to deeper draught, thus achieving maximum waterline length.

Over the years many paddlers have won many races using Evolution Edges. A skilled fresh paddler using an Evolution Edge is a hard competitor to beat.

  • Witness Steve Gurney – fastest paddle overall, 2001 Speights, by 6 minutes! Steve beat Teams kayak specialist Paul Massey by 9 minutes. Not an error – 9 MINUTES! Steve is just delighted with his new boat!
  • Witness Andrew Martin of Andrew Martin Kayaks. For Multisport events through the 2001 season Andrew paddled an Advantage, Sprinter, Pinnacle, Evolution Edge. These days Andrew builds Legend paddles and is free to choose the best boat.
  • Witness Graeme Causer taking out the fastest paddle at the 1997 Evolution classic kayak Tri.
  • Witness Ian Ferguson and Neil McConnell battling for 1st place on the water at the 1996 Crater to the Lake.
  • Witness Neil McConnell repeatedly winning paddle sections of many races.
  • Witness John Jacoby’s many wins at the (Vic, Aust) JLL Challenge.
  • Witness Peter O’Sullivan who dares to beat other top paddlers by ridiculous time percentages. Peter has encouraged large numbers of Manawatu paddlers to also purchase and race Edges. Witness the 2001 Rangeitiki Kayak Race results.

Which Evolution is best for you?

Sorry – that is your choice. For the Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day, Steve Gurney used to prefer the extra stability of the Evolution Classic. However for the 2001 event Steve has a brand new Edge which helped win him the race. For almost all of the races Peter O’Sullivan competes in, he uses an Evolution Edge.

Our high-skilled multisport customers have a true choice.

In July 2003 Ben Fouhy (World 1000k Sprint Champion) wrote:

“Thanks for your consideration”.
“In response to people saying that I would win (multisport racing) in any boat, my answer is that it is likely true, yet I can paddle any boat, having been offered an F1 in the evolution classic kayak, having access to a UFO and an Advantage, but I have CHOSEN to paddle an Evolution Edge.”

“Often people ask me my opinion on the differences between the top boats, and this is my opportunity to expel the virtues of your boat design, as people have sought my opinion, this happens very regularly”.

“I believe that the Edge or Classic is the boat of choice because in my opinion there is a difference between maximum speed and boat run. While the Evolution, being a larger boat might not be a fast boat over a 500m race which is totally irrelevant (and debatable), in my experience it has more boat run, distance per stroke. Making it more economical to paddle over a distance race.”

“I genuinely believe the Evolution was well ahead of its time, having similar qualities in hull shape to the latest K1’s in Europe having very even curves from front to back and the U shaped hull gives good run.”

The volume in the top deck and the boat in general is advantageous on rivers and sizable rapids, especially the Waimak, as I have found with lower volume boats lose speed very quickly when the water comes over the top.”

“I have experienced this paddling down the Waimak with lesser paddlers who I have thrashed days earlier on flatter rivers, then been frustrated as I haven’t been able to pull away from them.” “That is why I have chosen your boat.”

Note:

We state above that the Evolution Edge is optimised for 75kg paddlers. This statement means a 75kg paddler will press the kayak draft deep enough to obtain full waterline (aerobic speed evolution classic kayak length, evolution classic kayak. The Evolution Edge can be effectively paddled by any paddler who fits into the (in its class) roomy cockpit.

The Evolution Edge is primarily designed as a riverboat for use by high-skilled paddlers. As a bonus the Evolution Edge also works very well on open water.

Posted in: Multisport Racing Kayaks

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Evolution CLASSIC Racing Kayak

Evolution CLASSIC Racing Kayak

December 2019. Production continues in Winton. Email Rikki Griffin – rikki@nautiquekayaks.co.nz – find out more.

As used by Keith Murray to set his 1994 Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day record.

(Optimised for paddlers 75kg upwards)

How did this kayak Evolve?

The Evolution Classic was developed (under extreme pressure from the visionary demands of Steve) over the Christmas close-down period of the 1988-89 summer. Steve set the requiered length and volume needs. The rest of the design was 50% / 50% Steve / Grahame with Steve arguing for the water and Grahame arguing for the wind. The whole object of the exercise was to help Steve win a BMW car by breaking the Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day record. It is a matter dagger gt kayak review record that Steve Gurney did win that BMW – by turning out an amazing paddle performance.

Since those early days, using an Evolution Classic, Steve has won the Speights Coast to Coast many more timessometimes taking out the ‘FASTEST PADDLE OF THE EVENT’ prize for good measure. He has also won hundreds of other races, thus cementing his position as the worlds greatest multisporter.

In early 1990 the Evolution Classic started a unique New Zealand phenomenon – the ‘Long Boat’.

Often copied – not yet equalled! Except by our Edge!

The current Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day course record of 10 hours 34 minutes was evolution classic kayak by Keith Murray in the 1994 event. Keith used a 17kg (he wanted durable reliability!) Evolution Classic for the kayak paddle section. Durable – Keith still paddles this same robust kayak in Dec 2000 (finally written off in the Rangitata Gorge in 2001) and is emphatic that, for endurance events, ultra light kayaks are not the advantage that some would claim. Keith’s record stands secure. So does his practical race winning strategy!

Posted in: Multisport Racing Kayaks

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