Yes Sisson Kayaks set the standard back in 1987 when we launched the 'TRIATHLETE' model. We merged a 4.6m racing boat with several Nordkapp sea kayak features. Years later we still set the innovative standard. Fact - since 1987 heaps of kayak manufacturers have copied our concepts, ideas and some (partial) designs. Fact - since 1987 no other multisport kayak manufacturer has come up with a fresh idea that we could be tempted to copy. It's truly is lonely out here in front!