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Introducing the Ghost, an intermediate-level multisport kayak designed to cater to paddlers of all sizes. Ideal for those seeking a more speed, the Ghost is the go-to choice for individuals who refuse to compromise on performance. Nearly identical to the Phantom, the Ghost distinguishes itself by offering extra stability, widened by 60mm without sacrificing the exceptional characteristics that make the Phantom a favorite among enthusiasts.

Equipped with a robust rocker, the Ghost confidently rides big waves, while its large turn-up at the nose enables it to effortlessly navigate boils and eddies, maintaining the desired direction. The Ghost's features include an elevated cockpit for easy entry and exit, deflecting waves away for a dry and comfortable ride. Its narrow catch area allows for a more efficient stroke, and a recess at the rear accommodates the rudder, reducing drag and enhancing overall performance.

Tim Taylor, the visionary behind Ruahine, describes the Ghost as a true intermediate-level multisport kayak. Less stable than the Firebolt but also faster, the Ghost is the ideal choice for those looking to progress in their kayaking journey. The large cockpit provides ample space for a solid leg-drive, and the fine bow effortlessly cuts through the water, making every stroke efficient and purposeful.

Elevate your paddling experience with the Ghost—the kayak that seamlessly combines stability and speed for intermediate-level adventurers. Whether you're tackling big waves or navigating technical waters, the Ghost empowers you to continue your progression with confidence and style. Choose the Ghost and embrace a dynamic, exhilarating kayaking experience that propels you towards new levels of skill and performance.





Ability Level


Paddler Size

65-100 kg and up to 6'3" tall


455 millimetres


6.2 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.