KSC at Neutral Bay has a mix of 9 kayaks: recreational kayaks (Sit-on-tops and Sit-ins), touring kayaks, surf ski and 1 double kayak.
Recreational sit-on and sit-in kayaks are about 3 m for singles. Sit-on-Tops are easy to get on and off. To maintain stability with its higher seating position they tend to be wider and this makes them slower than other kayaks. Sit-Ins have large open cockpits, which helps to keep you drier and warmer. Recreational kayaks are commonly made of plastic (moulded polyethylene). Some are designed for fishing or photography.
Touring sea-kayaks are 3.5 to 4.5 m or more in length and have bulkheads and hatches. They are more typically made of composites (fibreglass, carbon or Kevlar) for lightness and performance. They have a skeg, fin, or rudder and with their shaped bow and stern provide good tracking. Skirts to the rimmed cockpits are not necessary although nice to have in winter.
Recreational Surf Skis are long, narrow and fast. They can have rudders and are more designed for speed, manoeuvrability but stability too.