Marsport Eta K1

Demo boat available in our Reading store

Wobble factor 3-4
Manufacturer: Marsport

When a design brief says "ensure a comfortable, fast, forgiving boat" Where do you begin? We went back deep into racing folklore and found arguably the world's most successful K1 - the Struer Lancer. We paddled it, looked at it from every angle, decided why it worked so well and still retained so much comfort. We concluded it's secret was the hulls soft smooth sections and the cockpit and that with finer, faster entry and exit lines we would have a boat every bit as exciting to paddle as all the latest boats but retaining a sense of the paddler still being in control even in the most extreme conditions. Thus the birth of the Eta and Zeta. The clean, fine, shaped deck ensures tight strong paddle entry position without the need for clunky big ugly cut outs and the smooth deck shape ensures waves part away from the boat keeping it dry and low on windage

Technical properties:

Length:  520cm  Wobble Factor:  3-4
 Width:  39.5cm  Paddler weight range:  70-100kg


Approximate weights:

 Glassfibre Polyester resin  11.5kg
 Club Spec Polyester deck, Epoxy diolen hull  11.8kg
 50/50  Glass deck, Epoxy carbon kevlar hull  10.5kg
 C/K Economy Carbon kevlar in Polyester resin  9.5kg
 C/K Epoxy Carbon kevlar in durable epoxy laminate 9.5kg
 Carbon Carbon epoxy laminate 9.5kg
 Full Vac C/K Carbon kevlar epoxy & foam core  8.5kg