Aquatx Cobra Kayaks range from surfing fun, serious fishing, diving and touring, to multi-sport high performance. All feature polyethylene hulls for super tough performance & self draining reinforced scuppers for unparalleled hull rigidity and a drier ride.
If you are a surfer and you want a break from a stand-up board, check out the Strike. The Strike is a radical surg machne designed to ride waves. It is forgiving for novices, challenging for intermediates and it totally rips for experts.
The Strike has two revolutionary built-in ridges running lengthwise underneath along the rail that increase speed and improve turning. Its low volume reduces drag and the slim, narrow profile and exaggerated rocker increase mobility. The Strike has a two position, adjustable foot plate with foot straps to adapt to paddler's leg lengths. To put it simply, it shreds.
The Play is the perfect kayak for smaller, shorter paddlers and kids. The Play is lightweight and compact, simple to transport, load and unload and can be quickly launched and easily maneuvered. Stability is provided by a shallow V-shaped hull that enhances manoeuverability and tracking. The clean deck design, comfortable cockpit area and rounded ergonomic shapes make it easy to use. Three different foot positions for different length legs make it an excellent choice for sharing by the whole family or a group of friends.
The Cobra Wave is a must for paddlers and surfers looking for serious adrenaline highs on the waves. Cobra Kayaks manufacturer this specialised design in plastic instead of traditional fiberglass. The use of polyethylene means a top quality, high performance surf kayak that is less expensive but longer lasting than its fiberglass counterpart. An awesome combination! Excellent steering manoeuverability and directional control in surf is achieved via the foot operated rudder system. Hard rails combined with the responsive rudder make tight turns and radical moves easy. Surfers can turn on the face of a wave and easily make cut-backs.
We think that our Aquatx Explorer is as close as you can get to the perfect all-purpose boat. Stable and fast with superb tracking, it is versatile for all sizes, shapes and varying expertise of paddlers. A great day trip kayak for exploring those hard to get to inshore caves and coves.
An oversized external rear tank well holds all types of sports gear or picnic supplies. For fishing and camping there is a flush foredeck with plenty of space for a large storage hatch.
The Cobra Explorer is a totally self-bailing kayak providing for a dry ride. Its stable 790 mm beam makes it a good ride for anybody.
When one is not enough… the Tandem. One of the lightest two-seaters on the market, it is more manageable than other tandems and can be easily loaded on top of the car. The Tandem is easy to maneuver and offers a fast stable ride. The top deck design allows for both a forward and rear seat. With deck space for up to five storage hatches, there is plenty of room to stow cargo. Reconfigured, the Tandem also makes a great fishing Kayak with room for the long-line or the crayfish pot plus up to six rod-holders.
The Aquatx Cobra design team have combined a modified deck with the stable hull design of the Aquatx Tandem and created the Aquatx Cobra Fish n’ Dive multi-platform fishing kayak. Ideal for day fishing, the kayak features one centrally located seat and a smaller reverse companion jump seat near the bow for another passenger or additional gear. There is no other kayak on the market this size that offers as much storage space. A large well is located in the stern and holds up to three tanks. Scuba divers love this unique arrangement that allows for heavy loads and provides a stable exit and re-entry platform.
For long-reach fishing expeditions the Pro Fisherman is the ideal Kayak. 700mm longer than the Fish n’ Dive, the Pro Fisherman has a narrower beam and is lightweight at 24kg. This means a fast manoeuverable kayak able to handle more challenging sea conditions. Flat deck space means multiple hatch options with the tank well to hold dive bottles or overnight camping gear.
The Cobra Marauder is a pure performance fishing kayak from every angle and offers excellent initial and secondary stability as well as a super silent hull design for stealth paddling around easily spooked fish. Longer again than the Pro Fisherman, the Marauder features ample rocker providing manoeuverability and smooth paddling as well as stability during surf launches and landings, yet the keel design and tracking channels in the hull make for excellent tracking. Add to that a large user friendly deck design with self-draining foot-wells, forward and rear flush mount or surface mount rod holder positions, customisable deck space for different layout and hatch configurations and a comfortable cockpit with dry seating area. ‘Quick drain’ scupper holes provide for fast draining in choppy seas. The Marauder also features a gigantic tank well with moulded in bait/gear bucket recess.
Designed as a performance sit-on-top touring kayak, the Aquatx Cobra Tourer is for the athletically inclined paddler who wants to go the distance with maximum efficiency and speed. Its versatility makes it an ideal choice for training, long distance sight-seeing or touring on moderate ocean swells, lakes and rivers. This kayak has it all, even an adjustable leg length rudder system. The low profile hull of the Aquatx Tourer cuts down on windage, enabling paddlers to maintain high speed and straight tracking with easy handling in all conditions. The integrated keel provides stability and efficiency, holding a straight course even in choppy water. It incorporates a large dive tank well for easy accessibility and extra storage.
At 5.5m long, the Aquatx Expedition is designed to go fast. Built for the performance paddler, it accelerates quickly and gets to its top speed in a short period of time. This boat has lots of storage and is ideal for any paddler interested in performance touring, sea kayaking and long distance cruising. A high level of paddling efficiency enables Aquatx Expedition paddlers to travel longer distances in a shorter time with less physical effort. The long narrow waterline allows the hull to slide easily, quickly and smoothly through the water with minimal effort. The low profile deck is a unique feature for a sit-on-top and greatly cuts down on windage. A V-shaped keel and an adjustable leg length rudder system provide improved tracking and stability.
Want the extra thrill of performance surfing? At 5.3 metres long and weighing only 22kg the Aquatx Cobra Surf Ski offers maximum thrills and spills for the dedicated surf athlete. The Cobra Surf Ski is the fastest polyethylene surf ski on the market and is designed for racing, competition training and high performance exercise. Its long narrow hull has less resistance in the water so it glides effortlessly. The deck shape enhances correct paddling technique by allowing the paddler to plant the entry blade close to the deck at the beginning of each stroke. A molded-in wave deflector helps to keep the bow from nose diving when surfing waves, or when running with a following sea. A foot-operated rudder provides for easy, controlled turning. The adjustable footrest caters for different leg lengths. The ‘kick up’ rudder system allows paddlers to move over logs and rocks without damaging the rudder blade. Grab handles are included handles for carrying and rescuing.
The Aquatx Cobra Viper is a great multi-sport boat as well as a starter or trainer kayak for performance athletes. Its tough polyethylene hull makes it ideal for multi-sport boat events like the New Zealand ‘Coast to Coast’ race. Often used as an everyday trainer and club boat, it has great stability and speed and, uniquely in the Cobra range, a ‘sit in’ design which allows a low center of gravity and low wind drag. The narrow hull and slippery shape makes a very fast performance boat with less resistance in the water so it speeds effortlessly. The standard configuration includes a multi-sport rudder, OZO foot pedals and foam pillars.
The Aquatx Eliminator redefines the word ‘fast’. It has the sleek look and feel of an Olympic Style K1 and the durability provided by polyethylene construction. It is not only designed for racing but for the use and abuse that is part of competition training, high performance exercise and youth racing programmes. A foot-operated rudder provides for easy, controlled turning and an adjustable footrest and seat provide an ergonomic fit. The deck shape enhances correct paddling technique by allowing the entry blade hand to come close to the deck at the beginning of the stroke. The Eliminator is available with adjustable seats, adjustable foot pedals and the Cobra rudder system.
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