Grafton Paddle Sports Kayaks

We are agents for Grafton Paddle Sports Kayaks and although our website is not currently available this page is an interim measure.

I have paddled all these kayaks so I’m able to give some good advice.

Please note – I now work from home – call me first

Terry 0417977330

terry@canoeingdownunder.com.au

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Alchemist K1

Length 5.2 m – Width 40 cm
The Alchemist K1. This is a no compromise kayak that has all the speed of a top flight K1 with superior ease of handling.
The Alchemist comes in three sizes and is good for paddlers under 60 (the SV), the mid sized model, (the MV) for paddlers 55 to 85 kgs and the (LV) for paddlers above 80 kgs. Originally designed as a masters kayak it’s out right speed has seen it gain acceptance across all ages, genders and disciplines.
Fast and relatively stable. A very popular fitness/racing K1 for the less elite.
Weight 9 kg – 11 kg depending on construction
Options:
Underslung or trailing rudder.
Tiller bar or pedal steering.
Platform seat of Pan seat


Bettong K1

Length 5.2 Metres  Width 45 cm
The Bettong kayak is designed to be the best combination of speed and handling. Using the proven Alchemist hull but with the sides angled out to leave a slim hull with a wider beam at the join.
This leaves the Bettong with a slim fast hull but with better secondary stability in adverse conditions.
Weight 9 kg – 11 kg depending on construction
Options:
Underslung or trailing rudder.
Tiller bar or pedal steering.
Platform seat of Pan seat

GT Aero (TK1)

Length: 4.58m Width: 58.5cm
The  GT is an exceptionally stable, comfortable and easy to handle racing kayak.
A perfect boat for new paddlers and TK1 races. Also doubles as an ideal inshore touring boat.
Its light weight making it easy to manage on and off the car and its performance making it ideal for rough conditions.
Price and weight include rudder. TK1 legal.
Weight 9 kg – 11 kg depending on construction
Options:
Underslung or trailing rudder.
Tiller bar or pedal steering.

 


Time Bandit (Multisport)

Weight 10.5 kg – 13.0 kg depending on construction

The longest multisport kayak in the range. The Time Bandit is remarkable for its speed, turning ability and ease of handling.
The length and volume of the this boat make it particularly suitable for paddlers over 75 kg.
The Time Bandit has established it self as the multisport kayak against which all others are judged.
Comes standard with a trailing rudder but can be fitted with an underslung rudder. It can also have both rudders as an optional extra.
The Bandit comes in 3 deck configurations. The original (above) with a lower front deck towards the nose is good in most conditions and excellent in strong side winds. The low deck is also now available with a longer keyhole cockpit for faster transitions.
The big deck (below) was made for paddlers that were taking on the skis in ocean races to help the bow lift out of the swell. It also proved popular with paddlers in white water and into heavy chop.

 


Chrono (Multisport)

Length 5.8 metres Width 42cm : Cockpit: Keyhole 
Weight 10.5 kg – 13.0 kg  depending on construction
The Chrono Elite is the fastest of GPS Multisport kayaks and it is one of the fastest kayaks ever to hit the water. It is for the more experienced paddlers however it is much friendlier than a Sprint kayak and more stable than some of the ocean skis.


Time Traveller (Multisport)

Length 6.0 Metres  Width 54 cm   Cockpit: Keyhole
Weight 10.5 kg – 13.0 kg depending on construction
The Time Traveller is a boat for most training and racing conditions. Its combination of speed & stability gives it the universal appeal that has made it one our most popular multisport kayaks.
It also suits recreational paddlers seeking a light craft that handles well on the water and is also easy to manage on and off the roof racks.
The Time Traveller’s narrow front deck encourages a comfortable & efficient paddling style and its larger cockpit opening helps with speedy transitions.
The Time Traveller conforms to the long recreational class specification for racing.
It has a little more room than the Time Bandit and Chrono so perfect for bigger paddlers.

Fusion

Length 6 metres Width 54 cm : Cockpit Sprint style.
Weight 10.5 kg – 13.0 kg depending on construction
The Fusion LR6 is a fusion of the proven long recreational Time Traveller hull and Alchemist K1 style deck.
What you get is a fast, stable and comfortable kayak that will handle well in adverse conditions without being affected too much by side winds.
Options:
Underslung or trailing rudder.
Tiller bar or pedal steering.

Low Deck Wizard K1

Length 5.2 metres Width 46 cm : Cockpit K1 style.
Weight 9 kg – 11 kg depending on construction
The Low Deck Wizard has the hull speed and handling of the classic Wizard but has a sleeker sprint kayak style deck. The Wizard is an ideal first step for those making the transition from TK1 or Rec kayaks into the K1 class.
A fast stable flatwater K1 that is ideal in windy conditions or for use in multisport events.
The Wizard LD conforms to K1 specifications. It can be configured as shown with trailing flip up rudder and pedals or with standard K1 under-slung rudder and tiller steering.
Options:
Underslung or trailing rudder.
Tiller bar or pedal steering.

 


Spectrum K1

 Length 5.2 metres Width 39 cm : Cockpit K1.
Weight 9 kg – 10.5 kg depending on construction
Designed by Jan Horak from Spectrum, this is a very fast kayak suitable for serious sprint and marathon paddlers.
The transom stern is the secret to this kayak’s ability to be both fast and easy to paddle. The transom increases the buoyancy in the back half of the kayak which maintains the correct trim at full speed allowing the kayak to be efficient at all speeds and gain a higher maximum speed.
The kayak can be more stable without affecting the optimum length to width ratio.
Options:
Underslung or trailing rudder.
Tiller bar or pedal steering.

High Deck Wizard

Length 5.2 metres Width 51 cm : Cockpit Standard.
Weight 10 kg – 13 kg depending on construction
The Wizard is highly successful boat in the K1 class and has had several overall wins in the Avon Descent.
The hull shape of the Wizard is inspired by the Avenger MK1 Downriver Racer.
The main difference being the Wizard is 0.7m longer and narrower. Good stability and high volume make the Wizard a magic in the rough stuff.

 


Avenger (Wild Water)

Length 4.5 metres Width 60 cm : Cockpit Standard.
Weight 9.5 kg – 12 kg depending on construction
The MV Avenger is the last in the series designed by multi Australian Wild Water champion Steve Muir and hull designer Jan Horak.
The bow is fuller than the MKII for faster lift in big wave and the stern is straighter to help with tracking.
Over all it is a stable and predictable kayak in all conditions. Like all Avengers it excels in shallow water.
Wild Water kayaks have no rudder.