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Choose your kayak

Starfire

New to the Spade Kayaks fleet

HALF THE SLICE, DOUBLE THE FUN
Play the river! The Starfire is the ideal fun machine for young and light paddlers.

Barracuda

New to the Spade Kayaks fleet

NEED FOR SPEED!
Uncompromisingly fast, radical turns and tons of fun – the Barracuda is a modern half-slice for competition and white water.

The Joker

New to the Spade Kayaks fleet

If you like to charge through pushy waves and across boiling eddy lines at the speed of a barracuda the Joker is for you. Turning on a dime when loading the stern is a breeze and pirouetting along eddy lines might become your new normal.

The Bliss

New to the Spade Kayaks fleet

The Bliss will take the fun on your favourite play run to a new level. At a length of 245cm and it’s planning hull it’s perfectly suited for playful whitewater and spicing up your runs with freestyle moves along the way.

Black Jack

New to the Spade Kayaks fleet

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.

Royal Flush

New to the Spade Kayaks fleet

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.

Queen of Hearts

New to the Spade Kayaks fleet

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.

Where you find us

SPADE lookbook 2022

We are deeply passionate about whitewater kayaking. It’s not just a sport. It’s the people we meet, the adventures we get into along the way and the places we get to see. As a company we strive to protect these places the best we can and are aware of the challenges our business faces as a result. We feel the best way to remind us what’s at stake, is to go to these places and fall in love with them.

News

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New for 2023: Barracuda + Starfire

23. Kajakfilmfestival – Livestream am 24. März

First Highend Paddles by Spade Kayaks!

Our first highend Paddles Made in Germany arrived this week. In cooperation with Striebel Designs we can now offer you two paddles for beginner...

Bliss and Joker updates

BLISS and JOKER news

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 title Queen of Hearts is the perfect name for this kayak. Being 5ft, I’ve spent so many years having to compromise my paddling style in order to fit the general market of boats that were too big a volume for me. [···]

Bethan Palmer

The Queen of Hearts
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. [···]

Epic Walter

The Black Jack
I really like the royal flush, especially on creek rivers and waterfalls. It is stable, fast and even easy to paddle at! Its edges are incredible and sick to boof any drop and its outfit is very cool and comfortable! I love it! [···]

Francisco Pandolfi Jimenez

The Royal Flush
The Black Jack is my definite favorite. It is super playful and even when packed with gear for a multiday, it is easy to control without losing the fun factor, no compromise. I love carving into eddies and skipping from drops with this boat [···]

Vera Knook

The Black Jack

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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.