How did we get here.
2002 London UK
The Human Powered Vehicle project at founders alma matter Central St Martins College of art and Design lands flat on its face. Good try but no cigar
2010 the River Lee - London
“Catamarans are faster and more stable than monohulls!”
This was the thought passing through KKirk’s head whilst trying to catch up with his more experienced and fitter kayaker friends. Tthey were paddling hard - squeezing through the undergrowth of one of the many Thames’ tributaries in an old part of east London. The only wilderness adventure you could get to within driving distance.
From the little sailing experience Kirk knew that catamarans are superior to monohulls in many ways. More space, more speed, more stability…
and right then, as a novice kayaker - speed and stability seemed like the unreachable Holy Grail.
Fast forward 10 years, and some radical designs of outdoorsy gear, and here it is - the old idea of a fast and stable catamaran kayak.
This time, with more knowledge, experience in the outdoors industry, and a strong spirit of determination.
London 2010 - product designer Kirk Kirchev develops the concept of catamaran kayak
2020 - 1st successful prototype - built & tested
September of that year - first sea trials and white water rapids - complete
May 2021 Successfully funded on Kickstarter
June 2021 Full scale production begins.
September 2021 Shipping of first batch completed.
October 2021 - Outboard motor testing
March 2022 - Mens Journal and GQ magazine feature Super Kayak in their spring issues “The Next Big Thing”
June 2022 - new designs being tested to bring refinement and simplicity - watch this space. Follow us on FB or Insta for updates