K1 41 & K1 43

K1 43 - Carbon X with green nose

K1 41 & K1 43– fast racing kayaks with hull shapes developed from our surf skis based on optimal hydrodynamics which together with our extremely light carbon fiber construction provides very easyle tdriven kayaks regardless of whether you choose 43 or 41 cm wide.

Of course, there is a little more top speed to pick up in K1 41 which turns to the competition paddler while K1 43 is intended for an experienced exercise paddler. Both models are perceived as stable for their width.

The seat is designed to provide good support around the entire seat cup, this makes the difference from a more open typical seat that you sit more comfortably for a longer period of time. The back end is sloping and enables good rotation and leg work. The seats are available in 2 heights depending on what you prefer.

The footrest with pedals and large base plate together with our adjustable foot strap gives the paddler good and stable footrest with a quick steering response.

K1 43 - CarbonLite S whale grey with pink nose
K1 41 - CarbonX with green nose

Construction and Design

Autoclave Prepreg Technology – All boats and paddles at NK are made with prepreg carbon in an autoclave. This is one of the most expensive and complex production processes and is not yet widespread in the kayak world. Due to the homogeneous material distribution of prepregs and the high, precisely defined temperatures and pressures in the autoclave, the boats and paddles achieve extreme strength with low weight. The individual layers form a very intensive connection, which ensures a very long service life and high reliability of the boats. The technology is otherwise used in space travel or Formula 1.

Carbon X naked

Limited availability. Extremely light and yet hard. 

Painting: none!  

Priority on lightweight construction, minimal cosmetic blemishes may occur.

Weight:

< 7kg (fully equipped)

 

Price: 4.095 €

CarbonLite S (Special)

Sandwich structure made of 100% UD prepreg carbon and a core made of Divinycell foam.

Light and hard.

Finish: matt black, white, gray

Matt visible carbon throughout the cockpit.

Weight:

7,4kg (fully equipped)

Price: 3.795 €

CarbonLite R (River)

100% prepreg carbon as a mix of unidirectional and woven carbon.

Robust and flexible.

Optimized for tough use with “ground contact”. Comes with standard and folding rudder.

Finish: brushed gray

Weight:

8,3kg (fully equipped)

Price: 3.895 €

CarbonComp

Pre-preg UD carbon and fiberglass construction with premium grade divinycell foam core. Reinforced with stringer for increased stiffness and strength. 

Robust and hard.

Finish: white

Weight:

9kg (fully equipped)

Price: 3.395 €

Dimensions and data

K1 41

Length: 520cm

Width: 41cm

Recommended athlete weight: 55kg – 95kg 

Stability

K1 43

Length: 520cm

Width: 43cm

Recommended athlete weight: 55kg – 95kg 

Stability:

Equipment

  • carbon pedal rudder
  • „Surfski-Style“ seat
  • Standard rudder: Marathon
  • optional: deBrito Self Bailer, bulkhead

Rudder

Surf, Weed, Race and Marathon

Have we sparked your interest?

Then send us an inquiry and we will arrange an individual consultation on site. This is the best way for us to find out which boat is right for you!