2025 Coast to Coast - Beat the Ballot Here

Designing & Manufacturing Touring, Adventure and Racing Kayaks in New Zealand Since 1991.

Our team has created boats that have competed in The Kathmandu Coast To Coast, GODZone Pure and Redbull Defiance. One of our boats has even crossed the Tasman.
See what you're capable of with one of our ultralight kayaks.

"Outstanding...best
sea kayaks on the market" 

- Brendan Smith

"Stable and unaffected by
the chop, fast on flat or moving water...this is the kit you need to keep a
good pace all day...responsive and accepts the lumpy stuff with no fuss."
- Scott Donaldson, Trans-Tasman single kayak record holder paddler

"The AR Duo is the best boat we could have for Godzone"

- Adam Fairmaid, 100% Pure Racing

  • Lightweight

    Using some of the most innovative technology in the industry, Barracuda Kayaks have developed a range of boats to inspire paddlers around the world.  Our unique ultralight construction considerably reduces the weight of Barracuda Kayaks, resulting in incredibly easy on and off-water handling.

  • Durable

    Through vacuum thermo forming, Barracuda Kayaks ensures light, yet tough and durable kayaks, with excellent speed and handling.  Barracuda Kayaks offers a LIFETIME WARRANTY to give owners confidence and peace of mind.  Barracuda Kayaks are fast becoming the preferred choice of kayak for commercial kayak operators.

  • Performance

    Barracuda Kayaks offers efficient hulls that are stable and will perform in a variety of conditions - suiting novice to advanced paddlers.  Here at Barracuda Kayaks, we know the journey is as much getting to and from the water as it is about paddling; we believe that our leading edge technology and design offers the complete kayaking experience like no other.

Our kayaks

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