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Epic V8 Tourer

Epic V8 Tourer


Introducing the All New V8 Tourer

Inspired by the continued worldwide popularity of the Epic V8 Surfski, we have combined the high - performance pedigree of surfski design with elements of traditional kayak touring to create an exciting new hybrid model. For paddlers pushing the boundaries of fitness, touring, recreation, adventure racing and downwind surfing, the V8 Tourer can do it all! With bow and stern cargo hatches, bulkheads, and both over-stern and under-hull rudders included, you can navigate waterways and distances where conventional surfskis cannot.

The volume and depth are slightly greater than the V8 Surfski to handle gear stowage. The V8 Tourer bow shape borrows its profile from the Gen 4 V10 and Gen 3 V12, a very streamlined nose that is less affected by crosswinds and helps the bow rise after punching into a wave. The stern has been optimised for tracking when the over-stern rudder is utilised. Seat width and shape is similar to the much beloved V8 Surfski, while the “hump” in the cockpit has been lowered slightly to accommodate paddlers with shorter leg lengths. The V8 Tourer comes standard with over-stern and under-stern rudder options - excellent added value, with minimal modifications needed to change rudders - and utilises a full Epic footboard with steering pedals.

The open cockpit design of the V8 Tourer offers many advantages over a traditional closed-deck kayak. Safety, simplicity, comfort and ergonomics – all combine to boost your technique so you can enjoy your time on the water with ease and reach your destination with less effort. The V8 Tourer represents an exciting new development in Epic’s touring range. Take your paddling to the next level!

The V8 Tourer comes standard with the following: front and rear carbon fibre hatch covers, bulkheads fore and aft, stern kickup rudder and uphaul line, optional under hull rudder, adjustable Epic foot brace, bow and stern handles, centre carry handles, rear deck bungees, water bottle holder and Epic’s patented bailer.


Length: 17'12" (5.48 m)
Width: 52.8cm
Depth: 35cm
Capacity: 145kg
Paddler Fit: 5'0" to 6'7" (1.52m to 2.0m)
Storage: Front hatch: 85L and rear hatch: 77L.


17.4 kg - $4,650
  • Infusion grade foam core
  • Composite hybrid of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar
  • Vacuum infused, heat-cured epoxy
  • Black bow & stern 

15.7 kg - $5,650
  • Nomex honeycomb core
  • A composite hybrid of Kevlar fabric, carbon fiber and fiberglass
  • Vacuum bagged, heat-cured epoxy 
  • Red bow & stern 

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