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Introducing the Swallow, the ideal kayak for confident beginners and those eager to progress to a slightly faster watercraft than the Intrigue. Crafted with a profiled bow and a shorter waterline compared to some of our other models, the Swallow strikes the perfect balance—delivering speed, high primary stability, and exceptional maneuverability.

Perfect for those who have undergone kayak training, the Swallow is a top choice among confident beginners looking to elevate their paddling experience. Key features include a low windage profile, a mid-range length that optimally balances speed and maneuverability, and a flat center hull ensuring both high primary and secondary stability.

In the words of Tim Taylor, the mastermind behind Ruahine, the Swallow is the kayak you want when you're nearing the end of a long race and your energy is waning. Comfortable, stable, and highly maneuverable, the Swallow has earned its status as a long-time favorite throughout New Zealand.

Embark on your kayaking journey with confidence, knowing that the Swallow is designed to support your progression. Whether you're navigating winding rivers or pushing your limits in a race, the Swallow ensures a comfortable and exhilarating experience. Join the ranks of paddlers who have made the Swallow their trusted companion, appreciating its versatility, stability, and maneuverability—qualities that have solidified its reputation as a favorite across the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand.


Fiberglass $3,999 Composite $4,299


Fibreglass $5,649 Composite $5,949

Ability Level


Paddler Size

60-115kg and up to 6'5" tall


480 millimetres


5.4 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.