Our Kayaks

Current inventory levels and prices of the kayak models are indicated . Colors and graphics may vary from those shown.  Please call us for current color schemes.

We can and do order custom made kayaks with selected colors and graphics. Delivery time is about one year from taking the order. A 50% deposit is due when the order is placed. The balance will be due on or before pickup at the Shop. We can arrange shipping if necessary. As boats are sold from inventory we'll place a "SOLD" banner on the tile but leave it up so you can get an idea about colors. The boats now in inventory are all available for a demo. We charge a $100.00, Non-Refundable Fee, for a demo. If you buy the boat, the $100.00 will be applied to the purchase price.


We have placed our custom orders for delivery in 2024 , BUT CALL US IF YOU WERE ON THE FENCE!

We also ordered a few new boats for our inventory so you may still be able to select a 2024 model! 

All Rockpool kayaks are custom built. You may select from our current inventory or order for delivery. If you order, you may customize with any RAL color or colors of your choice (except pearl or luminescent colors, which are not available). You may add starfish or other graphics and color fade. The location of the front bulkhead may be customized. Many of these options are at NO UPCHARGE, but some may add extra cost. Talk to us! In addition to the information on each boat below, for more reviews of the Rockpool Taran click HERE.

How they are built:

The Standard Construction is the traditional hand-laid chopped straw and woven glass-fiber with polyester resin.  Time-proven!

The Premier Construction is made with Kevlar and carbon fiber with vacuum-infused epoxy resin.  This results in an improved strength to weight ratio laminate which is about 11 lbs lighter than fiberglass, but equally strong!

NOTE:  Prices shown below are for Standard and Premier construction.

We stock the Standard Construction Kayaks.

Both construction types can be ordered and offer some customization options.  Give us a call for details!  

See our Resources Page for color choices, as well as popular schemes.


Nanuq Kayaks

The TARAN 16

The Taran 16 does everything its big brother does but in a slightly shorter fashion. The cockpit and deck layout are the same as the full-size Taran, but the overall length has been reduced. This provides even more maneuverability and a smooth ride over large, steep seas. The 16 is a fast boat that you can throw about. Stepping away from convention once again, speed has not been reduced! The trademark downwind handling is still there, too, combined with excellent surf handling. The 16 really comes to life with a nice wave to ride!

Length: 16 feet 8 inches (508 cm) | Width: 20.25 inches (51.5 cm) | Volume: 369 litres

Price: $5,230   In-stock: 3

Premier Construction: $6,855

The TARAN 18

The Taran brings a radical new look to the Rockpool fleet. It is fast and sleek but with friendly handling characteristics that will please anyone. It is designed for the intermediate to the advanced paddler and has an unconventional design that will provide the modern high-performance paddlers are looking for. The Taran is a sea kayak that plays myriad roles: day boat, distance cruiser, weekend tourer, fitness trainer, or expedition boat. It even has a reputation for setting records and winning races. The more we paddle it, the more we find it can do!

Length: 18 feet 0 inches (549 cm) | Width: 20.5 inches (52 cm) | Volume: 383 litres

Price: $5,230   In-stock: 1

Premier Construction: $6,855


The Tarantella has been designed to provide a true low volume version of the Taran’s record-breaking design. Developed in response to popular demand, the Tarantella is designed specifically for smaller, lighter paddlers. It features the same distinctive bow, long waterline, high front deck, and flat hull as the Taran, making it a fast, dry kayak to paddle both up-and down-wind.

Length: 16 feet 8 inches (508 cm) | Width: 20.25 inches (51.5 cm) | Volume: 312 litres

Price: $5,230   In-stock: 2

Premier Construction: $6,855


Most Popular

The Bach Eto is the natural progression of the Alaw Bach, a longtime favorite. The same refreshing combination of stability, speed, and responsive handling, but a bit roomier and with a much-requested front day hatch. Rocker has been increased in the back end to improve maneuverability without affecting speed. Volume in the nose and tail above the waterline has been increased to smooth the ride in the surf. Cockpit and seat now match the popular Taran line.

Length: 16 feet 10.5 inches (5.15m) | Width: 21.5 inches (0.55m) | Volume: 335 litres

Price: $5,185   In-stock : 3

Premier Construction: $6,640


The Isel is designed to fit the smaller paddler, with a snug cockpit, excellent handling, and enough speed to keep up with the group on the water. The Isel has an updated deck layout and, though the deck has been lowered to give a better cockpit fit, still has a useful load-carrying capacity. The hull has been updated to improve handling even further.

Length: 16 feet 10 inches (5.13m) | Width: 21 inches (0.53m) | Volume: 276 litres

Price: $5,075   In-stock: 1

Premier Construction: $6,580


The design ethos behind the MENAI was to develop a kayak to carry large amounts of expedition kit over long distances at a good speed and in considerable comfort. No simple matter! The long waterline combines a large cargo volume with a good cruising speed. In order to counter this length and maintain good maneuverability, a flattened hull was placed in the center section. This results in surprisingly good maneuverability for spot turns, and when in the surf, it also gives very good levels of stability. The extended keel section to the rear maintains good directional stability when paddling on a heading but lifts free from the water when on a lean, to aid turning. The MENAI has been designed to remain directionally neutral in most wind conditions with a slight tendency to turn up-wind as wind strength increases.

Length: 18 feet 3 inches (5.56m) | Width: 21 inches (0.53m) | Volume: 382 litres

Price: $5,185   In-stock: 2

Premier Construction: $6,640


These are pictures of the new kayaks in stock in our Portland shop.  Just call us if you would like us to take and send photos of any boat in particular that catches your eye!

Click on one of the top sliding images to zoom in!

Taran 16 vs. Taran 18 Comparison


These are gently-used sea kayaks that we have taken in on consignment, not trade-ins.  They are sold "as-is" but we check them out carefully before we agree to bring them in.  They must be in sea-worthy condition and ready to paddle.  We are careful to sell kayaks that we would be happy to paddle ourselves.  We will let you inspect the boat yourself and also make sure it fits you properly.  


The Current Designs Prana touring kayak is as much at home in the surf or rock gardens as it is crossing a mirror-like bay.  The Prana is a quick and highly maneuverable fiberglass kayak, with an efficient shape that chews through the miles.  The hull is more stable than its' svelte 21 inch beam would lead you to expect, while a hybrid hard chine and tracking-friendly rocker profile makes this 17 foot touring kayak perfect for all conditions.  The Prana has fore and aft day-hatches.

This particular kayak is a stand-out in our shop for its' appearance and condition, new in 2019 and used very gently.

LENGTH: 17’ 0”

WIDTH: 21.0”

WEIGHT: 52 lbs

PRICE: $2850    

Note:  This is a consignment boat and reasonable offers may be considered by the seller.



The Naja was conceived to offer a greenlandic boat fit to folks who generally slosh around in kayaks designed for larger frames. If you are on the smaller/lighter side, and/or looking for an exquisite hard-shell rolling demon, this may be just the kayak for you!  The Naja is the best expression of a traditional design archetype dressed in contemporary materials for the smaller paddler.

You can see the Naja’s resemblance to its larger friend, the Ilaga. But it is shorter, narrower, and lower at the coaming.  It is simply effortless to roll, scull for support, or brace.  The Naja integrates current kayaking ideas such as accessible bulkheads for storing necessities, adjustable foot braces, and an adjustable keg. It’s a clean and fast ride underway, and is remarkably responsive to edged turns.  Snappy and vibrant in the water, it may just be the best composite rolling kayak…ever?  Pretty exciting, we think!

This beautiful Kevlar NAJA is lightly used and is in great condition!

LENGTH: 16’ 8”

WIDTH: 18.5”

WEIGHT: 29-32 lbs, depending on layup

PRICE: $1850    

Note:  This is a consignment boat and reasonable offers may be considered by the seller.