I have been in the market for a fleet of kayaks that will do everything I need them to do for beginner/intermediate kayakers- The Dagger RPM has been the bench mark and I tend to agree except for the nasty price tag- Approx $1600 + GST
I have challenged the boys at Bliss Stick Kayak Company to design a boat that handles similar to a RPM and one that is better for the budget. Their response was that they only cater for big water and specialised boats....HOWEVER if I could get enough interest (about 50 boats worth) this would make a good case for them to make a new mould and design a NZ made boat that handles similar to a Dagger RPM.
They indicated that this would work out to be about $900 / boat + GST.
This means several things...
Twice as much boat for your buck
NZ local pre and post customer service
Supporting Kiwi made
To me this is quite an exciting opportunity...
Please pass this on to anyone who might benefit.
I would like to know how much interest there is out there to jump on this? Interested in anyones comments or thoughts to get this ball rolling
JT email firstname.lastname@example.org