Welcome to Sisson Kayaks
Grahame Sisson Hand Crafted Custom Kayaks
From 1975 till 2010. Whew! That’s 35 years with 47 canoe & kayak designs developed. Huge volumes of kayak units sold. The final 13 years working alone within a re-locatable highly-mechanised factory. The 2010 retirement came easy. We simply locked up the kayak factory. This composite workshop still gets lots of use on personal hobby projects. Retirement is good. This website is all about providing our 12,000 customers with a source of spare parts (from the huge residual stocks held when the company was wound up)
plus kayak maintenance knowledge. Click ‘Advice’ then click ‘Instruction Manual’.
My Blog in ‘News’ is active again. This is where I mainly raise questions. My current interest is safe drinking water – click ‘About’ then click ‘Drinkable Water’.
Since being ‘taken-out’ on Mt Hutt in 2017 – and then looking at the whole ‘accident prone’ (all from above) Sisson family on-piste collision injuries – I have embarked on a battle for better slope safety at Alpine Resorts. I have received a Cabinet Minister’s letter of thanks.
I do not believe in Social Media. Social Media will all end in tears. To me Social Media is the beginning of a new feudal system. The screws will be turned at some time in the future.
My Blog provides me with an alternative ‘soap-box’. Some older readers will recall my 90’s ‘Down-by-the-Swamp’ columns in Adventure Magazine.
I effected change then – and I effect change now. Feel free to email me with your comments. As happens. Thank you.
By clicking ‘About’ then ‘Prestocure’ you will be lead to a story about the very beginnings of the business that ended up as Sisson Kayaks. Why is this relevant? Google ‘Prestocure’. My Prestocure was ranked 6th today – below some sort of medication with the same name. Images of Prestocure has several of my HPSD photos showing. All as planned. HPSD is still relevant in Asia. They lack reliable equipment. My post-Roger-Douglas dead-stock of Prestocure HPSD equipment is huge. I have achieved the planned Prestocure Google ranking. Marketing of HPSD commenced!
In addition the Prestocure page greatly increases the Internet footprint of CGW (George) Mason – a truly great New Zealander – whose loyal custom created the capital base that made this business possible. Every new business needs such a mentor. Thank you (too late) George.
In May 2018 I have been retired for eight years. Lynda and I are so busy we wonder how we ever had time to WORK. Seriously. Our sea kayak customers indicate that we have enduring products with our Voyager, Arctic Raider and Nordkapp.
Our serious multisport customers continue to win races using our Evolution models. Our starting-out multisport customers hate to part with their Eliminators. Live models even after eight years of retirement. Why? Well I will tell you the secret.
The properties of the wind and the water have NOT changed. And they will not change.
At some stage in the future we will be asking for expressions-of-interest – to take away those models tooling – plus many others – to create a new business. Warning! Those showing interest should not expect that the mass-market will ever return. Times have changed.
Surplus stock (since the company wound up)
Used residual kayaks – 2018 winter clearance.
- New Evolution Edge (gelcoat repair).
Near new Nucleus 80 demo boat.
- Near new Evolution Omega demo boat. Plus others. Watch this space.