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Yukon River Quest – High Performance Racing Rentals

With many years of experience in kayak racing and several years at the Yukon River Quest, we offer you our professional service and support for this unique race. Thomas has already successfully completed the Yukon River Quest 4 times among the top 3 solo kayakers in his Barracuda RS and finished as the captain of the team 1st place in the Voyageur category and overall. He paddled more than 15,000 km on the Yukon between Whitehorse and Dawson City in the past 15 years. Hardly anyone knows this river section better than Thomas.

We offer you first-class boat material, which is used exclusively at the Yukon River Quest. We have various fast single kayaks, double kayaks, double canoes and a very fast voyageur canoe in our rental fleet.

3 times first places for Yukon Wide Adventures racing boats at the 2017 Yukon River Quest.

Racing boats from Yukon Wide Adventures won several times at the 2017 Yukon River Quest. Thus the “Texan” Voyageur achieved the 1st place in the Voyageur category and also the 1st place overall. The WK 640 K2 placed 1st in the category of mixed double kayaks, as well as in the category of mens double kayaks.

 

The following racing boats are available:

Voyageur

This canoe is an absolute high tech racing machine. The so-called “Texan” Voyageur is a carbon fiber boat designed specifically for the Yukon River Quest by a team out of Texas. It is one of the fastest boats down the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City.

This boat placed 1st in the Voyageur category with our team “Yukon Wide Adventures” and also 1st place overall, with a race time of 42 hours, 47 minutes and 8 seconds in the 2017 Yukon River Quest.

Rental $2,750 CAD

included

  • 3 training days before the Yukon River Quest
  • transportation of the boat back from Dawson City to Whitehorse

Features:

  • 6 laminated seats
  • Spray cover in front and center
  • Dual bilge system

Technical Data:

  • Material Carbon
  • Length 945 cm (31 feet)
  • Width 94 cm (37 inch) at 4 inch (10 cm) water line
  • Weight 50 kg
  • Laminat

Voyageur

This Voyageur is a safe canoe and the straight keel line gives it excellent tracking ability. Even at higher waves and wind, this boat is good and easy to handle. This is certainly not a racing machine, but its slightly rounded hull shape and running characteristics will make it quite fast. This canoe has successfully finished the Yukon River Quest several times.

This Voyageur canoe achieved a race time of 59 hours, 17 minutes and 42 seconds in the 2017 Yukon River Quest.

Rental $1,500 CAD

included

  • 3 training days before the Yukon River Quest
  • transportation of the boat back from Dawson City to Whitehorse

Features:

  • 6 laminated benches for 6 to 8 paddlers
  • Air chambers in bow and stern

Technical Data:

  • Material GRP Laminat
  • Length 762 cm (25 feet)
  • Width 122 cm (48 inch)
  • Weight 115 kg (256 lbs)

H20 Slingshot 222 Canoe

The H2O Slingshot 222 is a high performance light weight canoe that meets racing criteria at Marathon and Adventure races around the World. As the name suggests – it is concidered to be one of the lightest & fastest canoes on the water.

Rental $1,250 CAD

included

  • 3 training days before the Yukon River Quest
  • transportation of the boat back from Dawson City to Whitehorse

Features:

  • 2 sliding bucket seats
  • Foot brace in the back
  • Light weight race spray deck

Technical Data:

  • Material clear Kevlar
  • Length 567 cm (18’6 feet)
  • Width 85 cm (33,5 inch) at 4 inch (10 cm) water line
  • Weight 22 kg (49 lbs)
  • Laminat

WK 640 K2 Sport

This double kayak is a fantastic combination of speed in relation to the volume of the boat.  The difference to the expedition variant is that the seats are closer together and the middle storage space is thus eliminated. Because of the shape and dimensions of the bottom, this boat is really fast and the perfect boat for marathons and other long distance races. It has relatively low deck for a double and therefore there is enough comfort for shorter paddlers as well.

This boat placed 1st in the K2 mixed category in the 2017 Yukon River Quest.

Rental $1,250 CAD

included

  • 3 training days before the Yukon River Quest
  • transportation of the boat back from Dawson City to Whitehorse

Features:

  • 2 Deck boxes
  • Storange front 43 Liter
  • Storage back 130 Liter
  • Laminated seats
  • Perimimeter/safety lines
  • Carry handels
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering paddles back
  • Steering paddles front and back ($100 surcharges)

Technical Data:

  • Material GRP
  • Length 640 cm
  • Width 66 cm
  • Weight 32-34 kg
  • Volume 631 Liter
  • Cockpit 2 = 76 x 40 cm
  • Laminat Sandwich

WK 640 K2 Expedition

This double kayak is a fantastic combination of speed in relation to the volume of the boat. Thanks to the middle compartment this boat has more dry storage space than the majority of doubles. Because of the shape and dimensions of the bottom, this boat is really fast and the perfect boat for marathons and other long distance races. It has relatively low deck for a double and therefore there is enough comfort for shorter paddlers as well.

This boat placed 1st in the K2 men category and also 1st place overall in K2’s in the 2017 Yukon River Quest.

Rental $1,250 CAD

included

  • 3 training days before the Yukon River Quest
  • transportation of the boat back from Dawson City to Whitehorse

Features:

  • Storage front 43 Liter
  • Storage middle 114 Liter
  • Storage back 130 Liter
  • Laminated seats
  • Perimimeter/safety lines
  • Carry handels
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering paddles back
  • Steering paddles front and back ($100 surcharges)

Technical Data:

  • Material GRP
  • Length 640 cm
  • Width 66 cm
  • Weight 32-34 kg
  • Volume 631 Liter
  • Cockpit 2 = 76 x 40 cm
  • Laminat Sandwich

Prijon Barracuda RS

The Barracuda RS is a very fast kayak for ambitious paddlers. The boat has been specially designed for racing marathons and long distance- competitions with small amount of luggage. Due to its slim form combined with a small rocker together with a pronounced V-spant, the Barracuda RS is the roadster among the Prijon kayaks. High speeds can also be achieved over long distances.

Thomas took second place with the Barracuda RS in 2014, third place in 2015 and 2016.

Rental $1,000 CAD

included

  • 3 training days before the Yukon River Quest
  • transportation of the boat back from Dawson City to Whitehorse

Features:

  • Deck Box
  • Foreclosure behind
  • Storage rear 99 Liter
  • Laminated seat with backrest belt
  • Cover net front
  • Carry handels
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering ruder

Technical Data:

  • Material GRP
  • Length 518 cm
  • Width 55 cm
  • Weight 19 kg
  • Volume 335 Liter
  • Paddlerweight 60-100 kg
  • Max. load capacity 115 kg
  • Cockpit 3 = 88 x 45 cm

Prijon Marlin Prilite

The elegate, stretched lines make the Marlin Prilite an ideal long-distance boat. The Marlin is comparatively resistant despite its low weight. Flat angles on the lateral surfaces provide very good control when edging the boat. Directions are hereby optimally supported, the boat is always stable in water. Safe forward gliding, fast changes of direction using the edges, everything turns out safely and precisely.
Its very comfortable seating is absolutely suited for longer distances.

Rental $1,000 CAD

included

  • 3 training days before the Yukon River Quest
  • transportation of the boat back from Dawson City to Whitehorse
 

Features:

  • Deck box
  • Storage front 58 Liter
  • Storage back 108 Liter
  • Laminated seat with backrest belt
  • Cover net front/back
  • Carry handels/Perimimeter line
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering ruder

Technical Data:

  • Material PRILITE
  • Length 530 cm
  • Width 58 cm
  • Weight 20 kg
  • Volume 345 Liter
  • Paddlerweight 50-90 kg
  • Max. load capacity 140 kg
  • Cockpit 3 = 88 cm

Prijon Millenium EVO

This sleek kayak is a combination of fast sea kayak and agile single kayak for rivers and lakes. The long, slim, form provides a high level of speed, the pronounced knickspant on the lower hull offers a comparably high measure of agility, so that you will also be able to use the Millenium on rivers and lakes in a perfect way.

Rental $1,000 CAD

included

  • 3 training days before the Yukon River Quest
  • transportation of the boat back from Dawson City to Whitehorse

Features:

  • Deck box
  • Storage front 48 Liter
  • Storage back 119 Liter
  • Laminated seat with backrest belt
  • Cover net front/back
  • Carry handels/Perimimeter line
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering ruder

Technische Daten:

  • Material GRP
  • Length 505 cm
  • Width 59 cm
  • Weight 20,5 kg
  • Volume 360 Liter
  • Paddlerweight 65-90 kg
  • Max. load capacity 125 kg
  • Cockpit 3 = 88

Prijon Barracuda PE

The Barracuda in PE is very similar to the RS. It is one of the fastest PE kayaks on the market and is also for sporty ambitious paddlers. Due to its narrow shape with a pronounced V-Spant, high speeds can be achieved even over long distances

Rental $750 CAD

included

  • 3 training days before the Yukon River Quest
  • transportation of the boat back from Dawson City to Whitehorse

Features:

  • Deck box
  • Storage front
  • Storage back
  • PE seat with backrest belt
  • Cover net front/back
  • Carry handels/Perimimeter line
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering ruder

Technical Data:

  • Material HTP PE
  • Length 518 cm
  • Width 55 cm
  • Weight 25 kg
  • Volume 335 Liter
  • Paddlerweight 60-100 kg
  • Max. load capacity 115 kg
  • Cockpit 3 = 88 x 45 cm