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Yukon River Quest – Racing Grade Rentals

Yukon River Quest – High Performance Racing Rentals

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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 6 times among the top 3 solo kayaker’s in his Barracuda RS and finished three times as the captain of the team 1st place in the Voyageur category and twice overall. He paddled more than 25,000 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.

7 times first places for Yukon Wide Adventures racing boats at the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Yukon River Quest.

Racing boats from Yukon Wide Adventures won several times at the 2017, 2018 and 2019 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.
Do you need a good paddle for the Yukon River Quest ?
We carry various racing wing kayak paddles from Braca, Prijon and Knysna Racing for marathon racers and experienced paddlers.
For canoeists we have the high-quality bend shaft carbon paddle Power Surge Plus from ZRE in stock.

 

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. No other boat can record so many victories in the YRQ.

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.
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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
  • Single/dual bilge system

Technical Data:

  • Material Carbon
  • Length 854 cm (28 feet)
  • Width 96 cm (38 inch) at 4 inch (10 cm) water line
  • Weight 75 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 52 hours, 58 minutes and 46 seconds in the 2018 Yukon River Quest.

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Rental $1,750 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 paddlers
  • Air chambers in bow and stern

Technical Data:

  • Material GRP Laminat
  • Length 762 cm (25 feet)
  • Width 122 cm (48 inch)
  • Weight 105 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 considered to be one of the lightest & fastest canoes on the water.

H20 Slingshot 222 CII [3]

Rental $1,350 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

Verano SUP 13.3 GT

The Verano SUP 13’3 GT with its fantastic gliding abilities is a well-suited board for the Yukon River Quest. The large volume, the narrower design and 2 luggage spiders are perfect for carrying the necessary equipment. With long, parallel sidewalls, the board requires only a few steering strokes when paddling straight ahead.

Verano SUP GT13.3 [4]

Rental $750 CAD

included

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

Features:

  • inflatable SUP
  • Cruiser / Tourer
  • 2 Luggage Spiders
  • 1 Air chamber

Technical Data:

  • Drop-Stitch PVC Double Layer Material 
  • Length 405 cm (13’3 feet)
  • Width 80 cm (31,5 inch)
  • Thickness 15 cm (6 inch)
  • Weight 15 kg (33 lbs)
  • Capacity 150 kg (330 lbs)

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.

WK 640 Sport KII [5]

Rental $1,550 CAD

included

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

Features:

  • 2 Deck boxes
  • Storage front 43 Liter
  • Storage back 130 Liter
  • Laminated seats
  • Perimeter/safety lines
  • Carry handles
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering paddles front and back

Technical Data:

  • Material Carbon/Kevlar
  • Length 640 cm
  • Width 66 cm
  • Weight 33 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.

WK 640 Expedition KII [6]

Rental $1,350 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
  • Perimeter/safety lines
  • Carry handles
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering paddles front and back

Technical Data:

  • Material GRP with Carbon Kevlar Layup
  • Length 640 cm
  • Width 66 cm
  • Weight 38 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.

Prijon Barracuda RS [7]

Rental $1,100 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 handles
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering ruder

Technical Data:

  • Material GRP
  • Length 518 cm
  • Width 55 cm
  • Weight 19 kg
  • Volume 335 Liter
  • Paddler weight 60-90 kg
  • Max. load capacity 100 kg
  • Cockpit 3 = 88 x 45 cm

WK 525 Sport

The WK 525 Sport KI is super nice kayak for long or short expeditions. The narrow form and slightly lower front deck makes it a perfect kayak to compete in river marathons. Due to long waterline and Swede Form hull, it just slides through the water. Very good combination of speed and maneuverability.

WK 525 Sport KI [8]

Rental $1,100 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
  • Laminated seat
  • Carry handles/Perimeter line
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering ruder

Technische Daten:

  • Material GRP
  • Length 525 cm
  • Width 54 cm
  • Weight 23,5 kg
  • Paddler weight 70-100 kg
  • Cockpit = 82,5 x 42 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.

This kayak achieved a race time of 56 hours, 19 minutes and 39 seconds in the 2019 Yukon River Quest.

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Rental $1,100 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 122 Liter
  • Laminated seat with backrest belt
  • Cover net front/back
  • Carry handles/Perimeter line
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering ruder

Technical Data:

  • Material PRILITE
  • Length 530 cm
  • Width 58 cm
  • Weight 23 kg
  • Volume 375 Liter
  • Paddler weight 80-115 kg
  • Max. load capacity 140 kg
  • Cockpit 3 = 88 cm

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

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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 handles/Perimeter line
  • Sliding footrest
  • Steering ruder

Technical Data:

  • Material HTP PE
  • Length 518 cm
  • Width 55 cm
  • Weight 28 kg
  • Volume 335 Liter
  • Paddler weight 70-110 kg
  • Max. load capacity 115 kg
  • Cockpit 3 = 88 x 45 cm