The Gesäuse National Park

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Crushing the brown soup!

Cravo Sur must run drop by Seppi


Choose your kayak

The Black Jack

Choose your passion and get your kayak

The Black Jack is a modern white water kayak that perfectly bridges the gap between a river runner and a creek boat. High volume and high rocker give it the dry line ability and buoyancy that a full on creek boat needs.

The Royal Flush

Choose your passion and get your kayak

The Royal Flush is an ultra-dynamic kayak, that excels in deep waters, but doesn’t mind a low water creek run either. If you like to pull the stick and swing the hips, the Royal Flush is your weapon.

The Queen of Hearts

Choose your passion and get your kayak

With a width of 62cm, a length of 250cm and a volume of approx. 245 liters, the Queen Of Hearts brings light paddlers and youngsters between 35 and 65kg the fun we love about Black Jack and Royal Flush.

The Ace of Spades

Choose your passion and get your kayak

You immediately feel at home in the Ace of Spades! The boat is dependable, precise and intuitive to paddle, it has reserves and manners which we need in order to feel safe in difficult whitewater.


Off the river: our shirts.

Spade Kayaks apparel, T-Shirts , Sweatshirts, Caps and more can be found and ordered on our Spreadshirt website.


Get updates from us.

New Riverrunners Joker and Blizz
Besides the new Joker we are working on a second Riverrunner, project name Blizz with around 245cm. Both boats are planned to be river ready...
Where do we make our boats?
An often asked question is, where are your kayaks made? All prototypes and designwork are made by our team around our designer Jan Haluszka, located...
Rope clamcleats or Ratchets?
The never ending discussion! We made the decision to outfit our kayaks with clamcleats and rope. Why? Its easy in every corner of the world...

See all latest breaking news in in an overview.

We are part of King of the Alps!

King of the Alps offers more than just an extreme kayak race.

On the river Passer in South Tyrol (northern Italy) paddlers from all over the world meet to paddle together, party as hell and of course battle for the title of KING and QUEEN of the ALPS!

Spade Kayaks is a proud sponsor
of King and Queen of the Alps!

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What the Team says

Spade Team reviews.

" The Black Jack is my boat of choice! No matter if I'm paddling easy white water or big waterfalls. It is playful but also gives me enough confidence when I need it. "
" Favourite Spade Kayak: Royal Flush. Dieses Boot ist der Wahnsinn, superschnell, präzise, kontroliert und trotz der Länge super übers Heck zu boofen! An diesem Boot hat jeder Paddler ab 70Kg seine Freude! "
" My personal goal in whitewater kayaking is remote class V big volume expeditions. These are the ultimate adventures where the prefect combination of skills, knowledge, technique, physical shape, experience and perfect equipment is needed. My choice for these expeditions is the Royal Flush from Spade Kayaks. It's the best boat for the big volume rivers. "
" I love the BlackJack, because even with a light and small person like me it can navigate through huge rapids and is also brilliant on technical white water. "

#spadegang paddling team

Our Rivers are changing. Are you?

Spade Kayaks is a member of 1% for the Planet. It all started when two businessmen met and bonded over their shared love for the outdoors. In 2002, Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, created 1% for the Planet and started a global movement.

“The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful source in solving the world’s problems.”

1% of Spade Kayaks yearly sales are donated to the Free Rivers Fund.

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a paddler owned company

Spade Kayaks was founded »by paddlers, for paddlers«.

Good to know.

We are a young company. But we ain’t no greenhorns. Spade Kayaks has a backup of a few generations of paddlers, with an overall paddling experience of more than 125 years.

We are paddlers.

We have spent most of our life time traveling around the globe, searching for the perfect river. Paddling is a state of mind and a way of living and therefore plain essential for all of us.

The perfect boat.

But how perfect can the perfect river be without the perfect boat? We always wanted to build our own kayak, according to our ideas and conceptions.


Mission accomplished?

Not yet! We for sure keep on working hard to get as close as possible, as soon as possible to our objective target. Word.

Meet the people behind the company.