Salak is the first documented person to kayak solo 600 miles down West Africa's
Her plan was audacious: to paddle 966 kilometers down the Niger River, a
hazardous journey inspired by legendary Scottish explorer, Mungo Park, that no person
had ever completed solo. She was highly determined and completely alone. Kira needed
a boat as tough as she was. She did her research and found Innova to be the toughest,
most dependable inflatable kayak...PERIOD.
a serious kayak enthusiast from Los Angeles, recently took his fiancee
and an Innova Helios 380 for five continuous months in Micronesia. Conditions ranged
from glassy calm to feeling the breath of Typhoon Dale.
"The boat handled well under
almost all conditions. I was able to hold enough gear and supplies for two weeks
by myself or one week with a partner. I would also like to comment on the ruggedness
of the boat. During the five month expedition, I never had to patch the boat, coming
home with only superficial scratches on the bottom."
"We took our Innova kayak to all the Society Islands of French Polynesia and Kandavu
and Vanua Levu in Fiji. We loaded up all our gear plus presents for the local chiefs,
and headed way off the tourist map.
"We stayed in villages that white people hadn't
been to, and the locals were fascinated with the boat. After three months of hard
use, still no patches, and this is after 5 months continuous use the year before!
When we moved on to the trekking portion of our trip, we just washed the boat off
and put it in a box and mailed it home."
Why are these inflatable kayaks so resilient?
Think Zodiacs, Jacques Cousteau, GreenPeace, the US Coast Guard, and Grand Canyon
whitewater rafts...Innova kayaks are made of the same type of material used in high-end,
Zodiac-type yacht tenders and high-end whitewater rafts. For these demanding applications
inflatables are considered the tough and proper boats to have.
* Monocoque design supports structural load by using the boat's external skin.