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 is good for paddlers above 80 kg and we also have a small version called the Alchemist SV for paddlers under 60 Kg and a mid-sized model, the Alchemist MV, for 55 to 85 Kg.

We also have a wild water version with a high front deck and keyhole style cockpit with knee grips and high deck K1 cockpit river racing model.

Originally designed as a master’s kayak by Jan Horak its outright speed has seen it gain acceptance across all ages, genders and disciplines.

Fast and stable? Not magic but alchemy! Science turning sweat into gold.

Length 5.2 Metres Width 40 cm Cockpit: K1

Standard features;

White gelcoat hull. Deck with one or two colours in gelcoat.
All kayaks have outside glass join, Kevlar internal join. (Except all glass kayaks have glass inside join)
Four bolt adjustable footrest.
Polystyrene foam bouncy glassed in.
4 bolt platform seat.


Prices indicate one full layer of the named material. Layup will also contain full layers plus sections of fibreglass, carbon, Kevlar and core materials depending on the construction requested.

All fibreglass $2700

Kevlar hull/ fibreglass deck $3000 (Carbon reinforced around cockpit.)

Kevlar hull/ carbon deck $3250. (Also has carbon reinforcing in the hull.)

Carbon hull / carbon deck $3450. 


Underslung or trailing rudder (Trailing rudder add $85).

Tiller bar or pedal steering (pedal steering add $22). 

Optional upgrades;

Single bolt pan style seat (less $100)

Dual rudders $185