The UK's leading manufacturer of performance kayaks

EKone K1


The highlights...

  • Available in 5 sizes to suit paddlers of all sizes
  • Made in the UK
  • Durable and lightweight constructions to choose from
  • World-class Van Dusen & Greg Barton design
  • Generous cockpit size. More space at hips compared to Rift range
  • Kirton racing fit-out options.
  • Good stability for a high-performance K1

The EKone is the latest evolution of the popular and highly successful Epic Legacy K1 & K2 range. 

Distinguished by its sweeping seam line and powerful stern, the advanced hull designs provide maximum speed while offering more stability that you might expect from a kayak of this class. It is suitable for both advanced and intermediate paddlers. Available in four unique K1 volumes and three K2 volumes.

Designed by Epic. Crafted by Kirton. 

Conceived and developed by the legendary talents of multiple olympic medalist Greg Barton and naval architect Ted Van Dusen, the EKone family brings a unique and competitive offering to the world of sprint and marathon racing. To complete this world-class offering, we’ve partnered with the English manufacturer, Kirton Kayaks. With over 50 years of experience, and a reputation for extreme build-quality, Kirton brings their latest constructions and fittings to the table.



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Total carrying capacity. 
Paddler weight +
Boat weight + kit





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The widest point.
An indicator of stability.



Sizes available



1.5 out of 10


Cockpit (inside)


Options & upgrades


Standard fittings

Understern rudder

Standard footrest

Standard colours

Platform seat

Custom upgrades

Carbon rudder hatch

Leg length adjustment

Heel plate

Carbon pedals

Sliding footrest

Custom colours

Deck flash

Pro footrest

Pull bar


Check out our website to get a feel for the models that are of most interest to you. A good starting point is to look at the stability factor. Newcomers should aim for a 10.


Give us a call or send an email if you have any questions. After all, that's what we're here for! We won't sell you anything you don't need. We just want you to be in the right boat.


We'll need a minimum 10% deposit to secure your build slot. Do this as soon as possible to prevent delays to your order. The deposit may be paid by bank transfer or card.


We can only start your build once we have your final specification, so don’t delay too long. The choices can be overwhelming so please ask if you are unsure about anything.


We will give you a call or send an email when your boat is ready for collection. Full payment should be made before the boat leaves the factory, but you can look the boat over first.


Shipping kayaks is pricey so you'll probably want to collect the boat from our Devon factory. We can often deliver to the canoeing events we attending too.