The latest kayak in the Barracuda Kayaks family is the Adventure Racing Duo (otherwise known as the A R Duo), this is a refresh of the popular Duo kayak. We have used the same reliable and efficient hull shape as the Duo, but have streamlined the deck layout to better suit all paddlers including adventure paddlers. The front cockpit of the A R Duo is a dryer ride due to the raised bow and the front cockpit being moved slightly back..this allows for a lager front hatch opening. All fittings are new and improved and we have added a couple of extra features over the Duo…
The A R Duo offers a robust, efficient double sea kayak weighing only 30kgs, which means superb handling on and off the water. With a comfortable seating position and a large carrying capacity the A R Duo is excellent for day and multi-day trips, whether you’re a novice or advanced kayaker.
A word from the Organisers of the GodzOne adventure race
“When Warren, Anna and I decided to run an expedition race in New Zealand we decided that we needed our own fleet of boats.They had to be robust, as light as possible, cost effective and most of all they had to reward the paddler for the amount of effort put in.
After sifting through all the options one paddle convinced us that the Beachcomber Duo hull suited all our specs. We then developed a new deck specifically designed for expedition racing and the AR Duo is the result.
The fleet had its first outing in the inaugural Orion Health Godzone Adventure and the feedback was incredible. The boats are light, and responsive and racers enjoy paddling them. They are especially good in a following sea.
We are convinced that the AR Duo is the best boat we could have for our race.” Adam Fairmaid, 100% Pure racing
Commercial Operators using and recommending the A R Duo
Weight: 66Lbs / 30kgs
Length: 19’ / 5.9m
Width: 28” / 72cm
Cockpit opening : 33” x 15” / 84 x 40 cm
Storage capacity : 55Gal / 210 litres
Material: Vacuum Thermo formed Plastic
- 2x Paddle holder
- 2x Paddle float rescue attachments
- Barracuda tip toe rudder system Optional front or rear steering)
- 2x Glove box storage compartment in cockpit
- Deck bungy
- Rialblaza StarPort for safety flag (flag not included)
- Carry Handles
Bumfortable seat upgrade is an option.. see here for more –