New Zealand’s Premier Expedition, Sea Touring and Multi Sport Kayaks


If you’ve ever experienced the joy of paddling, you’ll really appreciate the difference in a Paddling Perfection kayak.

This Iconic New Zealand kayak company has been instrumental in the development of kayaking with many of its designers being the founding fathers of the industry. The SeaBear is widely regarded as setting the standard in sea touring kayaks.  The SeaBear Packhouse double was there at the birth of the Abel Tasman tourism industry and remains the Premium kayak for quality tour companies and multi day excursions.

Our Saracen multisport kayaks are widely regarded and provide for every level of paddler.

Paddling Perfection offers a range of premium kayaks that provide comfort, stability, and maximum storage capacity, giving both adult and children explorers and day paddlers the greatest enjoyment of this sport.

Whether you just want to get out on the water and cruise in something more luxurious and stable, or you’re contemplating tackling the elements on an extreme polar expedition, we‘ve got a kayak designed for you.

Expedition Kayaks

Much of Paddling Perfection’s experience and design features have been refined in designing and building expedition kayaks.  From kayaking around Antarctic islands,  multi month adventures in Fiordland National Park or solo 2,600km marathons around the southern coast of South Africa, our kayaks can be built to meet your specific expedition requirements.

Our Polar Bear has enabled many adventurous kayakers to achieve their dreams, with massive load carrying capacity and good hull speed.

The SeaBear is regarded as a highly capable expedition kayak with good speed, load capacity and stability.  For light weight paddlers the Breaksea is a superb expedition kayak.

Paddling Perfection offers a range of hand-built kayaks that provide comfort, stability, and maximum storage capacity that can be tailored to your specific expedition requirements.

And all these characteristics are built into our famous double kayaks. The proven Packhorse has be at the forefront of sea kayak touring companies across Australasia and into Europe with unrivalled stability and load carrying capacity.

Day Touring & Family Kayaks

We have a complete range of Sea Kayaks with hull designs and choices of materials and colours enabling owners to personalise their kayaks. Choose your own colours, need a bigger cockpit, add a day hatch – no problem.

Renowned stability and load capacity are the foundations of all our kayaks. Good hull speed and rough water handling ability are features across all our kayaks.  You won’t be caught out in one of our proven kayaks.

From the SeaBear Waitoa, the fast and responsive Breaksea to the fast day cruiser, the Euro-X, all our kayaks have our expedition legacy at their hearts but with features that everyday or casual paddlers and families can enjoy.

The Adventurer is a wonderful entry level sports kayak, with good stability and speed, is easy to paddle and has some “extra” capacity for intermediate paddlers to keep challenged.

The fun SeaBear II Explorer is the ideal family double – strong, spacious, fast, extremely stable – everyone can enjoy this one.

And with quality materials and manufacturing that means you will be enjoying your kayak years into the future.

Multi Sport & Fitness Kayaks

We offer a range of multisport (and fitness) kayaks, for the beginner right through to advanced paddlers.

The PP Sport is the perfect river kayak for first time multi sport paddlers  – strong, light, easy to paddle and surprisingly fast.

The fast and responsive Saracen range take you to another level as you improve and seek greater speed and excitement.  The Saracen-X is regarded as a great kayak for larger paddlers whilst the Saracen Ultra is for those wanting to push their paddling to the highest level.

These hand crafted kayaks, with options of fibreglass, kevlar or kevlar/carbon construction, are personalised to each owners colour and material choices and are not only a pleasure to paddle but something you will enjoy for many years to come.

The Star S14 Ski is our entry level fitness ski.  With modern manufacturing and materials, the S14 meets our requirements of innovation and quality whilst providing a fast, fun experience for its’ paddlers.

Kayaking Accessories

At Paddling Perfection, our heart is to assist you to get the maximum from your kayaking experience.  We have selected some of New Zealand’s finest kayaking accessories and made them available through our shop.

And we are teaming up with several iconic kayak product suppliers and designers to bring you new and improved products in the future.

Comparison of Sea Touring and MultiSport Kayaks