PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2019
The king among inflatable boats is the new THAYA kayak from INNOVA. The largest European water fair, traditionally held in Nuremberg, Germany, arrives in the Czech Republic with a gold medal aboard. In the Paddlesport Product of the Year Awards, this novelty took the first place. The jury has taken on a new technology that delivers perfect stability, improves driving performance and is environmentally friendly.
The new boat has equipped INNOVA with a solid bottom that uses Drop-Stitch technology, which is particularly noticeable for paddleboards. Bottom reinforcement provides thousands of fibres to connect its inner walls. The basic production material is still natural and synthetic rubber, which the company puts on a textile cloth in several layers. The company has ensured both the development of new material and, of course, the production of the boat itself. The kayak is highly resistant to abrasion, ageing and UV rays. Unlike PVC-made boats, it is relatively lightweight, collapsible in a small volume and easily repairable. Because it is made from natural sources, it is also more environmentally friendly than PVC boats. The THAYA kayak is comfortably accommodated by 3 people and can ride quiet rivers with difficulty 2.