Originally designed by Australian sea kayaking luminary Dave Winkworth, the Nadgee Solo is now being manufactured in Australia by Expedition Kayaks.
A sea kayak with impeccable pedigree, having been piloted along the coast on many expeditions of note, including an entire circumnavigation of the continent by Jason Beachcroft & Stuart Truman, this is a design for the people.
Solid and predictable on the water, built for an easy cruising style, with huge stability and a reassuring manner in the rough stuff, the Nadgee Solo is a great option for paddlers looking for a kayak that will look after them on the water, with enough fun factor for a good day playing in the waves & rocks.
It features an extremely hard tracking hull, so much so that the rudder is largely superfluous to directional stability, and an inherently strong chined shape. The seat is Dave Winkworth's original carved foam design, formed into a generic shape that is simple to modify to each individual paddler's needs.
The offset rear hatch facilitates a spare paddle, whilst the larger cockpit provides and easy entry and exit from the kayak without sacrificing good points of contact for bracing, edging and rolling.
Now built with two oval KajakSport hatches fore & aft, with a 20cm day hatch & a 10cm forward glovebox to keep small items handy. A moulded flat section just aft of the forward hatch is designed for a Ritchie compass.
We've added our innovative, robust BigFoot plate system, and a Snap Dragon backband, and a build quality that is every bit as well finished and strong as our Audax and Audax Azure.
The Nadgee Solo is available in two layups with the Smart Track rudder system as standard:
Elite - $5290 22kg
Fully vacuum infused hull and deck with a soric core. Hull features layers of E-Glass as an exterior, with Kevlar laminated to the core through the entire hull, and 10oz reinforcement glass through the chines, . The deck is E-Glass with soric core with glass & carbon reinforcing in strategic places requiring extra stiffness. The cockpit has a soric core with 10oz glass reinforcement.
Ultra $5690 20kg
Fully vacuum infused hull and deck with a LRC soric core. Hull features carbon through the entire laminate, 10oz reinforcement glass through the chines, a Kevlar layer, and a 10oz strengthening layer through the centre of the boat. The deck is the same as the Elite layup.
You can see full colour options and some layouts for boats we've built HERE.
Ritchie Kayak Compass - $189.00
Custom Concealed Rudder (housed in deck slot) - $395.00
EK Pump Kit (installed) - $745.00 (switch, bracket, high capacity Lithium battery and charger)