McLellan Jacobs Kayak 1

McLellan Jacobs Kayak 1


Michelle D. Alderson


Carbon-fiber-and-wood kayak


Paddling never looked so good

$25,000+ Learn More

King of the Kayaks

The Kayak 1, from New Zealand designers Jamie McLellan and Andy Jacobs, is a one-person beauty made from carbon fiber, teak, and ash. It’s 12 feet 10 inches long and 31 inches wide, and it weighs only 36 to 40 pounds, making it easy to move across the water and to transport across land. Each Kayak 1 is built to order in New Zealand and requires 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. Optional accessories include a matching paddle, seat pads, a protective cover, and storage cradles. 

Built by America’s Cup boat builders in New Zealand

McLellan Jacobs Kayak 1


Length: 12 feet 10 inches

Width: 2 feet 7 inches

Height: 1 foot 1 inch, including back rest

Weight: 36 to 40 pounds, varies according to customization

Hull material: Low temperature pre-preg carbon fiber

Paint finish: Durepox HP Clear primer and DuPont ChromaClear top coat, or as otherwise specified

Fittings: solid billet-machined brass, goldplated, or as otherwise specified

Timber: solid teak and ash, or asotherwise specified

McLellan Jacobs Kayak 1
McLellan Jacobs Kayak 1
McLellan Jacobs Kayak 1