01292 571 019

Open as usual for online and phone orders

Our Ayrshire showroom and shop is currently closed for refurbishment. We're still fully open for online orders (or phone orders on 01292 571 019) while work is underway!

Kayak demo days

Try a kayak with Kari-Tek

When it comes to kayaks, at Kari-Tek we think it is vital to try out as many boats as possible before you buy one, so we maintain one of the largest demo fleets in the country. With our showroom located in Ardrishaig, near Lochgilpead in Argyll, we're ideally placed to help you try before you buy - just give us a call or email in advance of your visit to make sure the kayaks you want are available. There's plenty of scope in the area to try out a new kayak with Ardrishaig having access to Loch Gilp and Loch Fyne plus nearby Loch Sween.

Extensive range of kayaks to trial

Our demo fleet gives you an unrivalled opportunity to try out and compare a good range of boats, which really helps in uncovering which is the ideal boat for you. See the table below for the latest updates on what is in the demo fleet.

See our kayak handling products in action

It's a great chance to see the whole Kari-Tek product range in action. We have boats fitted with our Skeg Systems, plus a selection of kayaks are fitted with Flat Earth Kayaks Sails - a whole new world of fun! Try them out on the water with a Werner Paddle or Celtic Paddle. Take a look at how life is so much more simple with our Easy Load Roof Rack - available for all types and sizes of vehicles.

Demo days for your club or group

We also arrange offsite demo days where you’ll be able to try out kayaks and paddles from our range, as well as all our Kari-Tek products.  Any upcoming demo days will be announced on both the website and our Facebook page. Let us know if your club, group or even just yourself would like us to visit your area and we'll do our best.

Kayak hire

You can also hire our demo kayaks for a more extended trial on Loch Fyne plus we're very close to Loch Sween and the more open waters in the Sound of Jura. We'll even take our modest hire fees off any purchases you make*.

Hire charges: Our hire charges are £20.00 per day, £30.00 per weekend or £100.00 per week, plus £100 refundable deposit. Read more on kayak hire here>

*A maximum amount of £100.00 will be deducted from the cost of a new kayak purchased within 3 months of the hire.

Kayaks available for demo: