Voyager Expedition Sea Kayak

Voyager Expedition Sea Kayak

Imagine this – Eighteen years after taking delivery.

Part of an email received from Steve Gurney – March 27th 2018

Jeff Mitchell in the bow. Team Seagate wins! This from the days before the Southern Traverse – lost it way.

The Voyager is a fully blown sea kayak that comes with Humps©, Sidetanks©, Real hatches, decklines and a fully retracting rudder.

Utopia for two – but – Never ever mention this to Jane Martin

In addition to the fore/aft compartments in the Voyager Multisport version, the Voyager Sea Kayak comes with a small central hold and additional compartment behind the stern cockpit. (Note:- the interim photos above do not yet show these extra two hatches).

The “Greenlander” bow provides dynamic lift when the boat strikes a wave, thus providing a lifting action to keep the bow paddler drier and paddling harder. The hull design of the Voyager carries its wide load-carrying water plane over a greater area to enhance the response to changing water surface conditions. The Humps© allow the stern paddler to keep the feet in the normal straight-up orientation allowing a much stronger paddling position. The deckline tubes and Sidetanks© add strength and stiffness to the Voyager so that it rams “shudderless” through large waves.

A ‘light-fast’ double from elsewhere. Serious leg injuries sustained. The reason the Voyager has Side-Tanks (girders).

The Real hatches keep the pressure tested compartments dry at all times. The Voyager is the first kayak in the world to come fitted standard with Steve Gurney’s great Bumfortible foam seats.

Utopia for two

The Voyager is a real boat made the real way. Our boats are built tough. Instead of making the Voyager super light we specify a construction that is strong enough to do the job. Why race a 26kg boat when the race rules say that the boast must weigh 50kg?????!!!

Our customers 30-35kg Voyagers clearly worked just fine.

Jeff Mitchell in the bow. Teak Seagate wins!

Lets have the whole team

Team Seagate winning the Southern Traverse in the days when it had not degraded into a kayak sprint

Some unsolicitored quotes:

Jeff Mitchell – “You have another good boat there! Quick on the flat water of Lake Coleridge which we were first across after the group started together on the second day. I was in the front of one, really nice to paddle. It felt like a racing boat as it was going so cleanly through the water. Stable, quick, appears really solid, and looks damn good. It is on my shopping list for later!”

Nathan Fa’avae – “Left the JKK boats in our dust”

Meanwhile Conrad Edwards (many time winner of the Portage Race) has purchased two Voyagers. One of Conrad’s Voyagers is split.

This Voyager has seen more of the world than I have. Palawan 2012. And I also know for sure – the entire coastline of Turkey.

Detail of the Voyager split. Note the alignment spigots. ‘O’ rings seal the bolts

Steve Gurney – “Three Voyagers went cruising to Ripapa Island two nights ago. A stiff Easterly blew up for our return, so I got out the kite. YEEEEEEEHHHHHHHAAAAR! Ian and I were launching off waves, skipping past the others having the time of our lives! What a blast! Nice boats thanks Giro (my nickname), they handle the rough and tumble really well. Lisa and I took it fishing to Motunau Beach. We caught 9 Blue Cod. Lisa and I are just about to out for an hour or so now. That makes it 5 days in a row in the Voyager.”

Jim Davidson – “We love our boats”

Ian Adamson – “The boats went really well, and we did our best to destroy them! John managed to pile into a cliff doing 15 knots on the Rakaia, and only succeeded in making a 10cm crack in the nose! Mike and I went over a 1 metre drop and seesawed for a minute or so over the lip before plunging down into the river. We didn’t notice the boat flex even a mm”

Relay none of this to Jane Martin. Voyagers are useless. She told me so!

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