Designed for long distance self-supported expeditions, the QK Skua has a low deck profile enabling it to perform extremely well in windy conditions. Its longer hull gives greater speed and allows it to surf waves controllably in a following sea.
The Skua incorporates several new features that ensure maximum safety on the sea, including adjustable thigh braces, paddle holder, rescue system and an easily-reached day hatch behind the cockpit.
Melanie and Max Grant used the Shearwater and Skua sea kayaks when circumnavigating the South Island by sea kayak. “At times there were big seas and rough landings, but our QK sea kayaks handled the conditions perfectly.”
- Length: 515 cm
- Width: 60 cm
- Weight: 27 kg
- Storage: Front 75 litre, Rear 75 litre, Day hatch 45 litre
- Cockpit: 79 x 46 cm
Ideal for multi-day, unsupported trips in exposed waters such as Auckland west coast, Great Barrier, Lake Taupo, Cook Strait, Banks Peninsula, Lake Tekapo, Otago Peninsula, Dusky Sound, Foveaux Strait, Stewart Island, etc.
Optional extras include a rod holder and cockpit cover (for transport and storage).