- About our kayaks
About our kayaks
In Hungary, our company is the exclusive representative of the French ROTOMOD (RTM), DAG and MAORI kayak companies, the English NORTHSHORE and VALLEY kayak companies, the American PERCEPTION and WAVESPORT kayak companies and the Italian RAINBOW kayak company.
We also sell German PRIJON kayaks, Australian FEELFREE and American JONNYBOAT kayaks.
The French company ROTOMOD / RTM:
Since 1978, the company has been producing a unique selection of unbreakable kayaks with a special technology that is not yet available in Hungary. The essence of the technology is that the kayaks are made in a space-rotating, hot tool, they are baked in one piece. They have no weak points, no joints, no glass fiber in them. Their material is homogeneous, colored, break-resistant, sun-resistant, flexible polyethylene. These boats outlast everyone and don't even need to take care of them.
The company's strength is traditional touring kayaks and whitewater kayaks and canoes, as well as SIT ON TOPs. These are air-filled unsinkable kayaks. Their glider body was created by joining the surf body and the traditional kayak body, which is why they are essentially uncoverable. If someone has never rowed in such a boat in their life, rowing will immediately succeed. You won't fall over, you won't feel trapped, your legs will tan and rowing is comfortable!
These are boats of the 21st century, with maximum comfort.
Many times feedback shows that these boats have changed the negative concepts of kayaking. They are more comfortable, more maneuverable and more stable than the domestic kayaks we know.
They can be used on a wide variety of water surfaces!
We recommend these boats for fishing, touring, surfing, relaxing and vacationing.
The DAG kayak branch
It was born in 1975. Founded by international kayak competitor Gil Guillard. In the 80s, he already worked with the most modern composites and designed boats in all branches of kayaking. Guillard became the world champion of kayak constructors in 1987. After that, a great development began at Dag Kayaksport. In 1990, the Dag kayak company moved to the French South Ardech, which is the stronghold of European touring canoeing. There were a lot of professionals here and a very extensive aquatic culture. In 1991, Dag kayaks started producing its first rotary plastic kayaks and canoes. Modern new products and new solutions have appeared at the Dag company.
At this time, Martin Gilbert's son Cedric, the well-known racer, also joins the company to help maintain Dag's leading position. Then Dag expands with well-designed Sitontop kayaks and sea kayaks. The kayak development then primarily adapted to the changing needs of foreign sales competition. In 2007, Dag and the other big French kayak company Rotomod (RTM) agreed on cooperation in the development. Together, the two companies are the sixth largest in the world of canoe and kayak manufacturer and thus the largest canoe and kayak factory in Europe. In 2012, the Dag kayak company merged with the Rotomod(RTM) company on 100%. The main direction of kayak construction then became light, comfortable, unbreakable touring kayaks and canoes. The place of production remained independent, the well-proven southern Ardeche.
The Perception kayak company is one of the oldest kayak companies in North America. They have been making kayaks since 1968. The 1980s brought them, as well as many big kayak companies, a big step forward: the rotary technique, which can be used to manufacture unbreakable, eternal kayaks. They were among the first to refine the linear polyethylene technique, and the Perception kayak company is still proud of it: in the 80s, they launched most kayaks in the USA in the direction of rowing. They also sponsored a lot of kayaking expeditions. Watching the movies, a Perception kayak was my dream. The main guidelines have always been tolerant, very comfortable, high quality kayak . Perception has always been at the forefront of the biggest kayak companies, such as Dagger, Wilderness, Ocean Kayak, or Valley. This is thanks to the fact that they always carefully put only the most modern fittings of the time into their kayaks.
Perception kayaks have the highest quality in terms of details, be it a new need or a state-of-the-art seat. Their material has always been famously of high quality, shiny, stiff and light. Designed to be at home on all types of water: wild water, flat water, sea: sitontops, recreational kayaks, sea kayaks, wild water kayaks. Since 2005, the wild water line has been running under a new brand name: Wavesport. The kayaks and sitontops sold in Europe are assembled in Uckfield, England, so they are the only American kayaks that we can import as European products. So the price is more favorable than many other American kayaks. Perception also prepares contract work for large companies such as the American Dagger or Wilderness. Its design is characterized by spacious, comfortable, large luggage space, large seats, and easy handling kayak. We have never encountered a warranty problem with this company. The Perception kayaks for us, mean real, modern, problem-free, unquestionably high-quality kayaks. A dream in a luxurious design.
The Feelfree kayak company was founded in 2000 on the 'Gold Coast' in Queensland, Australia. It specializes in the production of unbreakable polyethylene kayaks.
They primarily excel in the production of Sitontop (unbreakable double-walled, closed interior, self-emptying, sit-on-top kayaks) and produce only two Siton (classic sit-in) kayak models.
The highly equipped Sitontops and Sitontop fishing kayaks first spread to all states of Australia. Moving on from there, today Feelfree is a widespread kayak company in the world: it is available in 26 countries of the world, from New Zealand to Chile, from Canada to Germany.
Since their range is similar to some of the kayaks of the RTM kayak company, which has been available in Hungary for a long time, we will start with four kayak models.
The virtue of the company is that all Sitontops roll on their own corners and there are also Sitontops with steering wheels and fishing kayaks.
Why should you buy a quality canoe?
Nowadays, if the person has canoe needs, there is a huge selection at your disposal. There are different brands and different price categories in the stores, so everyone can choose the product that meets their needs. When buying, the customer only has to keep one thing in mind: definitely quality canoe to decide on!
The quality canoe , the customer is guaranteed no unpleasant surprises, either during use or in the future. The quality canoes are reliable products with which you can safely go on water tours. You can count on them in the long term, and you rarely have to deal with servicing them, because they are extremely robust and resistant to external factors, so you don't even have to count on extra expenses in their case.
Since customers are important to us, it is only quality canoes we offer them. Discover our offer, choose the high-quality watercraft that meets your needs! If you have any questions about canoe contact us with confidence on our contacts!
More about the RTM kayak
For all water sports, it is important to use quality equipment. This is especially true for activities where we can easily get into dangerous situations, such as kayaking. The RTM kayaks 's manufacturer is perfectly aware of this, so their products have been developed during their nearly three-decade career so that they can remain shatterproof and safe even in the harshest conditions.
Of course RTM kayaks has countless designs among them, which were created for different conditions, so it is definitely worth choosing the version that suits the purpose of use.
The RTM kayaks has designs manufactured for marine conditions, which are prepared for even the most unexpected conditions. Among the touring kayaks, we can choose to our liking from designs designed for the harshest conditions. The RTM kayaks 's range also includes versions developed for fishing, which have incredible stability, as well as sit-on-top versions, which are mainly designed for calm water surfaces.
All RTM kayak provide outstanding comfort and safety. Would you like to try it too? Feel free to visit us and we will help you find the ideal version!
A little help to choose the best kayak
In the world of kayaking, the Perception kayaks represent the pinnacle, one could say that Perception is the Ferrari of kayaks. Whoever chooses this brand will certainly not regret their decision, however, there are a few factors that should be taken into account when buying a kayak.
The first is how stable we can keep it on the water, even in difficult conditions. It does not matter if we move fast enough with it and if it is comfortable even after a long time. Let's see if it's easy to get in and out of, and whether we can easily turn it back after a possible rollover. It is also important that the kayak has a large enough storage space. Let's also take into account how much warranty the product has.
The Perception kayaks are not only famous for their excellent quality, but also for their variety. The manufacturer has a wide range of products at our disposal, so it is almost certain that everyone will find a suitable Perception kayak. Contact us with confidence and find the kayak of your dreams with us!
The Wavesport kayak company is a member of Confluence Outdoor, America's largest water manufacturer, just like Dagger kayak company, Perception Kayak company or the Wilderness brand. It was founded in 1986 by Chan Zwanzig, who first produced the Laser kayaks designed in England in the USA. The company has designed recreational and whitewater kayaks for a long time, and in recent years has expanded its design to sea touring kayaks. High-end quality, rarely seen here, with reduced weight to a minimum, completely unique seat quality. The HYDRA sea kayak, introduced in 2018, shines a light on the American kayak company most famous for its whitewater kayaks.
The truth is that we brought a lot of Chinese-made kayaks from international exhibitions to be tested and always refrained from distribution for a long time. I had many bad experiences with Chinese assembly and Chinese raw materials.
In general, the material quality of the parts used, the quality of the assembly, and of course the ergonomics alarmed me. Even well-known companies started making elementary mistakes after entering China. Rudders and footrests were broken, bulkheads were torn off within a year, rubber compartment covers cracked within 2-3 years, kayaks got wet, so we no longer sell such kayaks.
But the kayaks assembled in Europe, but made of Chinese plastic, didn't have uniform wall thickness either, so there was often a problem with every 3rd, 4th kayak, for example, it happened that the steering wheel broke from the stem. We also canceled the distribution of this one after the warranty didn't really work either.
I don't think these kayaks have been tested much by their manufacturers in the long term, we tried and sold these Chinese-made brands, and today we don't want to stand behind them with a warranty.