RIVERSTAR

for all people, looking for a roomy kayak
absolute comfortable good natured and safe boat
protected by a spray-cover.

For whom is the Riverstar best suited?

For all those looking for a roomy boat,however not a Canadian canoe with spade paddle propulsion, but a comfortable double- blade paddle kayak.

For all, who do not really feel safe, or fear capsize.

For parents and grand-parents with children,looking for a roomy kayak.

For seniors preferring an absolute comfortable good natured and safe boat to an extreme sporty kayak.

For the veterans of folding canoes unwilling to spend hours on end fiddling on with numerous parts during assembly, dismantling and shifting of them, but who do not want to forgot the benefits of a roomy and stable craft.

For weighty canoeists in need of ample width for comfortable seating, and of sufficient buoyancy.

For all those looking for alternatives to paddling in company, say for single hand canoeing, or with a third person.

For those not willing to stay at home when the weather is poor, but enjoy a trip protected by a spray-cover.
For active canoeists wishing to venture rivers that are busy with traffic, light grade white-water, lakes or coastal waters.

For adventurers wishing to explore the wilderness, or go on expedition, demanding ample stowage space and extra load carrying capability for their boat.

For all, who do not only want to paddle, but occasionally wish to cruise comfortably under motor.

2 addults + 1 child

Speaking for it:

Through and through an inflatable: uncomplicated, effortless quick assembly and deflating for stowage, no bits and pieces, smallest pack away volume.

Deployment as 1-, 2- seater (+ 3 seater: 2 addults + 1 child): no fixed seat locations, but 12 positions to choose from for adjustable comfort-seats.

Generously dimensioned and extra beamy: very comfortable, lots of space for crew and luggage, unbeatably stable, generating confidence even for novices to kayaking.

Open cockpit: for convenient boarding and disembarking, space for movement, stretching a leg and lie down.

Unbelievably versatile: for exploring lakes, small and major rivers, white-water and the sea, for paddling or using an electric motor.

unbeatably stable, with ample space to sit, or lay comfortably

Innovative details

The 90 cm beam renders the RIVERSTAR unbeatably stable, with ample space to sit, or lay comfortably, and with no fatigue during extended trips.

The length of 500 cm offers room for a convenient stretch out, and to carry on board all that is needed.

The open cockpit enables heavyset people to step in and out of the boat with ease, to enjoy generous leg room, and to spread the load weight efficiently.

34 s/s eyelets both sides facilitate 12-fold seat positioning of the 1 - 3 seats, fixing of the spray-coverluggage netting or bags, the attachment of the trimaran sailing rig accessories and last not least safety- and carrying lines.

Inflatable seats ensure utmost seating comfort

The inflatable seats air-pressure can be varied from soft to hard. Length and cross running corrugations ensure utmost seating comfort. Tilt of the backrests can be set infinite varying and to suit, by means of seat straps and floor-mount D-Ring brackets. There is a pouch built into the backrest  for a backrest extension (x).

Seats may be installed facing forward in direction of moving, or opposite vice versa. That is a convenient feature when comfortably drifting, or enjoying a picnic afloat.

The 12 seat-adjustment points offers the use:

  • as a single seater - if the partner does not want to join the trip as a
  • comfortable double seater, with plenty of legroom to relax
  • for parents and grandparents with children, when the third seat is desirable, without compromising on safety.
bow/stern bag for equipment (x)
footrest bracket, steering pedals (x)
steering device (x)

The large dimensioned fore- and stern deck, reinforced by means of a wide centre corrugation for extra stiffness provides stowage for luggage and camping gear.

The bow is bent upward aesthetically, for optimised rocking and course holding properties.

The stern comes with 2 insert lugs and s/s bracket plate for the rudder assembly, or for mounting of the Torqeedo electric motor attachment.

2 massive foot brace bars can be fixed at varying positions (when air pressure of the floor chamber is reduced).

The foot brace bar to the rear features pushbutton secured foot-pedal brackets for steering.

The equipment for steering, and motor control, foot-pedal-steering (x), or Torqeedo-motor bracket (x) fit pushbutton secured on top of the rear foot brace assembly. There are 2 water tight feeds in the stern deck accepting the sleeve protected rudder cables, and 2 stoppers in the interior.

Each one bow- and stern carrying handles serve to the attachment of boat line at both ends for easy carrying of the boat.

2 drains with plug at the flat section of the stern deck facilitate complete draining of the boat.

Unique GRABNER-quality is the guarantor for absolute satisfaction, safety, and product long life. The boat skin, covered (by a 5 year guarantee) has proved itself positively, with boats in use worldwide. That goes for rafting boats too, which are exposed to most extreme wear.

Highest operating air pressure of 0.3 bar provides the best of stiffness and torque resistance. Such rigidity means less energy when paddling.

The colour combination of black/red has been well thought of. The black underside is less conspicuous to the flora, whereas the topside red as a safety colour can be seen better in poor visibility.

Original accessories:

  • Backrest for utmost comfort
  • steering assembly
  • 1- or 2-seater spray cover
  • luggage spider
  • water tight bow- and stern bag
  • Torqeedo stern drive motor + bracket
  • outrigger for fuel-outboard engine
  • boat trolley
  • comprehensive standard accessories

(x) accessories - not standard supplied