Lightweight Surfskis | Nordic Kayaks USA

K1

NK offers two K1 models; the 41 and the 43. Each number represents the width of the boat in centimeters. With your boat order, you can choose from two seat options which differ in height. Each seat is designed to ensure comfort for a longer period of time compared to a typical K1 seat. The back end of each seat has a swept back design that enables hip rotation and leg drive. The footrest comes with steering pedals like a surfski, a large carbon base plate, and an adjustable foot strap. Both boats have quick response steering to give the paddler an advantage on buoy turns. Both boats are 5.2 meters (17 ft) long, which is a requirement for ICF style Canoe Sprint and Canoe Marathon racing.
The K1 41 is a rocketship designed for serious flatwater racers. The K1 41 is a good choice for ICF Canoe Marathon athletes as the boat weighs between 6.5 and 9.5 kg depending on construction type! With a width of just 41 cm (16 in) this boat is considered a 1 out of 10 on our stability scale. These lightweight boats accelerate like a dream.
The K1 43 offers similar flatwater speed as our K1 41, but with more stability (3/10). This boat is intended for experienced flatwater paddlers who want a little more stability in their training and racing. 43 cm wide equates to 16.93 in.

Construction and Color Options

All NK boats are made the same way as a Formula 1 race car; with prepreg carbon fiber and autoclave techniques that hit pressures up to 4 atm. The heat from the autoclave creates an unmatched lamination of composite.  This means you get an extraordinary light, yet strong construction.  These techniques are not only used in F1 racing, but also in the space industry, so be assured, you are getting a very high quality boat.  

Carbon X

Limited edition, full carbon, naked construction. Extremely light and rigid, this is our flagship model. Minor cosmetic blemishes can occur in naked boats.

CarbonLite S

The CarbonLite S is a full carbon painted boat with a naked carbon cockpit, with premium grade diviny cell foam core. The Carbon Lite S is reinforced with stringer for increased stiffness and strength. Minor cosmetic blemishes can occur in naked cockpits.

CarbonLite R

The CarbonLite R is ideal for river racing and is available by pre-order only. The full carbon boat with single skin hull construction creates more durability. This construction comes with a kick-up rudder as an alternative rudder for shallow water paddling.

CarbonComp

The Carbon Comp construction is a mix of fiberglass and carbon and is also fully painted. Like the CarbonLite S and CarbonLite, it also has a premium grade diviny cell foam core and is reinforced with stringer for increased stiffness and strength.

Specs

K1 41

NK Stability 1

K1 41

CarbonX: < 7 kg | 15.4 lbs
CarbonLite S: 7.2 kg | 15.9 lbs
CarbonLite R: 8.5 kg | 18.7 lbs
Carbon Comp: 9.5 kg | 20.9 lbs
Please note, boat weights listed may vary slightly.

K1 43

CarbonX: 7 kg | 15.4 lbs
CarbonLite S: 7.2 kg | 15.9 lbs
CarbonLite R: 8.5 kg | 18.7 lbs
Carbon Comp: 9.5 kg | 20.9
Please note, boat weights listed may vary slightly.

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