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Introducing the Spook, an exhilarating kayak crafted to cater to paddlers seeking liveliness without the need for mountain-goat agility. With its larger cockpit, this kayak is a perfect fit for paddlers weighing approximately 60kg up to 90kg, ensuring a comfortable and dynamic experience for a diverse range of enthusiasts.

Measuring 5.7m in length and boasting a beam of 510mm, the Spook seamlessly combines speed with a high degree of secondary stability. This unique blend ensures not only an exceptionally stable ride but also a competitive edge, particularly for those who opt for the lighter composite model.

Tim Taylor, the visionary behind Ruahine, describes the Spook as ideal for retired multisporters. If you've previously raced in elite-level kayaks but now crave a more relaxed yet still competitive experience, the Spook is the kayak of choice. Whether you're navigating tranquil waters or seeking a bit of adrenaline, the Spook delivers the perfect balance.


Fiberglass $4,349 Composite $4,649


Fibreglass $5,999 Composite $6,299

Ability Level

Beginner +

Paddler Size

60-90 kg and up to 6'3" tall


510 millimetres


5.7 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.