At Phoenix Kayaks we manufacture our kayaks from virgin super linear medium-density polyethylene – a fancy name for plastic – which is an extremely robust material. This makes your kayak virtually indestructible when in normal use.
We use inserts for all load bearing attachment points such as lifting handles and seat clip points, all attachments are secured to the kayak using quality stainless steel M5 machine screws. The inserts not only create a very strong connection point they also insure a waterproof connection as the inserts are embedded in the plastic. For attachment points that are non-load bearing we use our own unique attachment system that ensures the stainless steel hardware will not puncture the hull of the kayak to ensure no leaks from screws puncturing the kayak hull.
At Phoenix Kayaks all of our kayaks are quality inspected. We have several inspection processes in place to ensure we are building quality boats and delivering our consumers a premium product.
Appearance counts so the materials we use have ultra-violet inhibitors blended in which help prevent the plastic from breaking down. However, remember, all plastic does breakdown when exposed to the sun over long periods of time. We recommend where possible to store your kayak out of direct sunlight in a covered storage area or under a tarpaulin. This will help keep the color from fading and your investment looking sharp for years to come.
Maintenance and Storage
When you get back home rinse off the kayak, this is especially needed when you have used your kayak in saltwater, also check to see if there is any water inside your kayak by releasing the bow drain plug and turning the boat upside down to drain.
Do not leave equipment sitting inside your kayak for long periods of time.
The best way to store your kayak is upside down supported at both ends across the deck and raised off the ground.
Alternatively store it on its edge, on carpet, to protect the hull formation.
Cover the kayak to protect from direct sunlight.
Do not leave your kayak stored on a kayak trolley, as this will over time deform the hull of your kayak.
Always loosen your drain bung when storing your kayak.
Storage Damage – in the instance of causing a dent in your kayak, say from storage, you can use the sun to your advantage. Take your kayak and leave it in the sun for a day with the affected area facing the sun. Most often, depending on the severity of damage, this method will take care of it by “remolding” the deck shape back in place by the next day.
Care for the environment is an important part of our philosophy at Phoenix Kayaks. While you are enjoying your kayak in the outdoors, you can be confident in the knowledge that our kayaks are made from materials and manufacturing methods that tread lightly on our planet. The materials used to make Phoenix Kayaks are safe to manufacture with and are completely recyclable. All scrap polyethylene material and packaging waste from the manufacture of our kayaks is collected and repurposed so there is no waste.
Made in New Zealand
All our kayak models are made right at our manufacturing facility in Silverdale, Auckland, New Zealand. We use Computer Aided Design (CAD) and years of experience to design our kayaks. Much of the final assembly of our kayaks is done by hand so that we make sure every step of the process is to to our strict quality standards.
Phoenix Kayaks Warranty
Phoenix Kayaks is pleased to accompany the finest rotationally moulded kayaks with a ten (10) year limited warranty to the original owner of the kayak. The Phoenix Kayaks warranty covers the hull for defective materials and workmanship when the kayak is used as intended under normal conditions.