The UK's leading manufacturer of performance kayaks



The highlights...

  • Bulkhead option for improved buoyancy and deck rigidity
  • Storage hatch option for light touring use
  • Special touring constructions available on request
  • Efficient hull and excellent water-shedding deck shape

Meeting the requirement of the traditional Scandinavian touring class, by a whisker, this fast touring K1 is a small step up from the Tercel. With a lower volume deck and higher seat, it offers a more efficient paddling position and can be configured for touring with special reinforcement if necessary.

Designed by Bjorn Johansen is is available with a the option of a rear deck hatch and bulkhead. The bulkhead is required for the Scandinavian touring class, to guarantee the hull fits the precise maximum beam requirements. A K1 marathon rudder is now fitted as standard with this design (not pictured).

The Escape is available in toughened constructions, namely the No.10s and and No.1s, so if you need extra durability then please get in touch. Due to supply issues we are no longer able to fit the traditional Escape rudder and skeg, although by special request we can fit the sliding Escape footrest system, which can be adjusted by lifting with your feet. Please note that this system is not suitable for use with a pull bar.



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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



9 out of 10


Cockpit (inside)


Options & upgrades


Standard fittings

Understern rudder

Standard footrest

Standard colours

Universal seat

Custom upgrades

Leg length adjustment

Heel plate

Storage hatch


Portage bar

Sliding footrest

Overstern rudder

Custom colours

Deck flash

Pull bar

Wooden platform seat

Platform seat


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.