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Wavewalk fishing kayak in Australia

Order your Wavewalk® factory-direct from us

Wavewalk, Inc. is an American company who manufactures patented twin-hull (catamaran) kayaks and car-top boats that offer unrivaled stability, zero back pain, unmatched ease of paddling, and more storage than any other kayak does. To learn more about our kayaks and car-top boats visit our website wavewalk.com

What is Australyak?

Australyak is how we nicknamed the factory-direct service that we’ve been offering our Australian clients for years.  Our company’s main website features several reviews contributed by Australian clients, some of which are anglers, and others are paddlers and photographers.

How does ordering a Wavewalk® kayak or car-top boat factory-direct work?

It’s fairly simple:
You contact Wavewalk by email, like any other customer does. We offer full technical and marketing support 7 days a week, all year round.
Once you know what model and accessories you want to order, you can pay by international check in US dollars, or by direct transfer (ACH) from your bank account to Wavewalk’s account.
We ship within a few days from receipt of payment.
We ship each Wavewalk® kayak and car-top boat in a custom cardboard box.
Our regular shipping destinations in Australia are the 5 main ports: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle.
Your total additional cost for shipping the kayak from the U.S. factory to the Australian port of your choice is $210 US for a W500, and $270 for a W700. This price includes insurance.
Typical transit time from the US to Australian ports is 5 weeks.

Additional expenses in Australia:

  • Duty – Our kayaks, paddles and other accessories are 100% Made in USA, and thanks to the Australia-USA Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) from 2004, duty is the lowest for this class of products (Canoes and kayaks).
  • GST – You’d be required to pay this local tax, as you do for every other product in Australia.
  • Customs clearing fees and port fees that may vary from time to time, and from one port to another.
  • Other expenses may apply, such as local storage or inland shipping to your address if you don’t pickup the kayak at the port.

DISCLAIMER:  The Australian business that called itself Blue Edge Sports had never been Wavewalk’s dealer or its distributor, and while it was active it was not affiliated with our company in any way. Blue Edge Sports did not purchase its stock of Wavewalk® kayaks from our company, and the Wavewalk kayaks it sold to Australian clients are not covered by our warranty. Blue Edge Sports used text and graphics in its website that mislead visitors to think that they are visiting the website of an Australian business that’s affiliated with Wavewalk, and this notion is entirely false. Learn more »

We are interested in recruiting individuals and businesses in Australia to serve as our local dealers and distributors.

 

Four passengers on board a stable fishing kayak – Tasmania

As Australians are becoming more interested in fishing out of kayaks, so does their interest in kayak stability grow.
If you ever fished out of a kayak, even one designed for angling, you must have noticed the lack of both comfort and stability.
This Tasmanian grandfather took the time to do some research about these issues, and others, since at eighty years old, these things really matter to you, especially if you’re planning to take three of your grandchildren on board, as guests.

Four passengers on board a stable fishing kayak - Tasmania, Australia

Four passengers on board a stable fishing kayak – Tasmania

Downsize and Upgrade – From Motorboat to Motor-Kayak

Many Australian anglers enjoy fishing from motor boats, but owning and operating such a boat comes with a price that an increasing number of anglers find to be a turnoff.

Storing a motorboat takes much space, and transporting it requires a trailer, which in its turn considerably reduces the number of available launching spots, and forces the owner to beach at the same place where they had previously launched.

For most of them, downsizing to a kayak is out of the question, and fishing kayak are notoriously unstable, uncomfortable, lack sufficient on board storage space, and do not offer a long enough range of travel. Outfitting a fishing kayak with an electric trolling motor doesn’t offer to solve the problem, really, and adding an outboard gas motor to a fishing kayak is impractical, unless it’s a W kayak, which from a boat owner’s perspective, offers the desired downsize, and at the same time an upgrade in performance, except when load capacity and the number of passengers on board are considered, which is a problem that can be easily address by using more than one motorized W kayak, or by using one motorized W kayak for towing a second, non-motorized W kayak.

The following video demonstrates in what way a W kayak outfitted with a 2 hp outboard motor enhances and improves the user experience for an angler who’s used to fishing from a small skiff. In the United States, the word skiff is commonly used to describe a small to medium size, flat bottom motorboat, used mainly for inland fishing, and fishing in estuaries, bays, and other protected offshore waters.
A microskiff is less known term encompassing the smallest of such skiffs.

With regards to this boat, “Downsize and Upgrade” refers to the ability to car top it instead of towing it on a trailer, carrying it over long distances, launching and beaching it anywhere, going and fishing in places that are not accessible to bigger craft – while staying stable, comfortable and dry, and traveling at a good speed (7.5 mph).

More info about these small-size micro skiffs, including a full comparison with other, traditional and bigger microskiffs can be found on microskiff.us >