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Introducing the Matariki, our flagship waka designed to redefine your paddling experience. Engineered with precision, this canoe strikes the perfect balance between speed, maneuverability, and stability. Whether you're navigating calm lakes, flowing rivers, bustling harbors, or challenging ocean waters, the Matariki is your ultimate companion.

At the heart of its performance lies a fine cutting bow and a wide mid-section, ensuring optimal balance and enhanced speed. The stable hull is a game-changer, allowing you to effortlessly catch small waves and navigate runners with unparalleled ease. Users have raved about the Matariki's swift turning capabilities, making it a top choice for paddlers of all levels.

Comfort is key, and the Matariki delivers with a maximum seat width of 430mm. This thoughtful design caters to individuals of all sizes and ability levels, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable paddling experience for everyone.

Durability is non-negotiable when it comes to watercraft, and the Matariki stands as a testament to our commitment to quality. Crafted to endure the dynamic challenges of lakes, rivers, harbors, and oceans, this waka boasts a robust construction that can withstand the rough treatment often encountered by inexperienced paddlers. We've revolutionized the build by incorporating cutting-edge composite materials, eliminating timber to enhance strength without compromising on weight.

Say goodbye to concerns about bending, twisting, or breaking – the Matariki is built to last. Elevate your paddling adventures with a waka that not only performs exceptionally but also stands the test of time. The Matariki is not just a canoe; it's a statement of quality, resilience, and a commitment to providing an unparalleled paddling experience.


Standard W6 Package:

  • A white hull and your choice of colour for deck and gunnel. 
  • 2 x PAI aluminium Boa kiato
  • 4 x stainless steel ratchets 
  • 1 x custom coloured ama
  • Front and rear bulkheads with access hatches
  • 6 x foam seat pads 

W6 Sprayskirt Package

Includes all of the above as well as canvas sprayskirt in your choice of colour. 

    Optional extras include:

    • We can custom colour the entire waka to whatever you desire for an extra $500. 
    • PAI Anaconda kiato to build a W12
    • Transport trailer
    • Life jackets
    • Paddles
    • Safety light

    These canoes are custom built so the exact weight, colour, and layout will vary depending on your requirements. We are happy to customise things so please enquire. Prices may vary if you have something specific in mind.


    Standard package $18,000

    Sprayskirt package $21,000


    555 millimetres (widest)


    12.55 metres


    We work on a 3-4 week turnaround. In many cases we will be able to supply before the three weeks is up however, these are a hand-made product so they do take time to produce and we often have multiple orders in the system. we will advise you of an eta at the time of ordering.

    Shipping and Pickup

    We are based in Mount Maunganui and kayaks can be picked up directly from my workshop. Shipping throughout NZ and the world and will be charged at cost. Please ask for an estimate.

    Colours Fiberglass

    All fiberglass kayaks come with a white hull. This looks smart and doesn't show up as many scratches caused by rocks. The deck can be either a single, block colour (great if you want to display sponsors logo's) or your choice of two colours that are faded together. Please note that the colours are mixed in with the resin at the time of laying up the kayak so not everything is possible. At the time of ordering we will discuss the options with you and make recommendations if necessary.  

    Composite Colours

    Our composite kayaks have a white hull. If you would like a clear hull (to show off the beauty of the fibres) please be aware that micro bubbles and resin pockets may be visible. The deck is your choice of colour just like the fiberglass model. We prefer to have this coloured to prevent the sun from heating it up too much but if you wish I can also do the top with a clear coat.