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, awarded the boat the Paddlesport Product of the Year. The jury was impressed with new technology that delivers perfect stability, improves driving performance and is environmentally friendly.
The boat is equipped with a solid floor using Drop-Stitch technology, which has been used in paddleboards. Bottom reinforcement provides thousands of fibres to connect to its inner walls. The kayak is highly resistant to abrasion, ageing and UV rays. Unlike PVC-made boats, it is 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. It is suitable for paddling lakes and rivers up to class II. Seating can be arranged for 1 or 2 adults, or 2 adults + 1 child by adding an additional seat (sold separately). Included is a skeg/tracking fin to keep the kayak on a straight course.
The Dropstitch technology is based on the connection of the upper and lower layers of fabric with thousands of polyester fibres. This fabric, equipped with an airtight deposit, is protected on both sides by a resistant Nitrilon® material. Thanks to the thousands of fibres holding the layers together, these products can be inflated to a very high pressure. It enables the material to obtain robustness approaching the robustness of solid materials, and that is with the preservation of the same durability as our existing boats.