K1 5 L ST

FLATWATER

Given the amazing feedback we received from the ST models and all the benefits from the concept models we presented during the 2023 Marathon World Championships, we will now be launching the final version of the K1 Vanquish Cinco L in the sit-on-top variety.

This new version – the ST – combines the best of both worlds: the performance of a sprint boat, with the versatility and safety of a sit-on-top.

 

Description

Product Details

Boat Details

STABILITY: 1

BOAT SIZE: 5.2m x 0.41m

CONSTRUCTION:
F
G
SCS
FC

SEAT TO FOOTREST DISTANCE:
L – tba

COCKPIT SIZE:
tba

About the Boat

Given the amazing feedback we received from the ST models and all the benefits from the concept models we presented during the 2023 Marathon World Championships, we introduce the final version of the K1 Vanquish Cinco L in the sit-on-top variety. 

This version – the ST – combines the best of both worlds: the performance of a sprint boat, with the versatility and safety of a sit-on-top. 

It is only be available on the Vanquish Cinco L model, but we expect to present a smaller version.

When developing the sitting area for these models we aimed for a comfortable space but mostly making sure you could empty all the water just by picking up the boat. This makes it perfect for marathon, not only by making it easier to remove water but also by minimizing the amount of water that can be inside the boat in any given time.

One other big advantage is that in the event of a capsize the remount is much easier and of course once back in the emptying process is also much faster making sure you can get back into the race.

As being mostly a long distance purposed boat, weight is very relevant, that is why the ST only comes in the AIR layup, normally associated with our ultra light surf skis. Being an AIR implies it is only available on the light grey matt finish.

Although being a sit-on-top, the ST can be equipped with all the same fittings as the regular boat, including movable seats and footrests (pedal footrest as standard). Meaning that you can use the same accessories as in any K1. Additionally, we will introduce accessories tailor made for this boat that will enhance its capabilities.

CUSTOMIZATION No ideas for your new boat? No problem! In addition to our color schemes you can contact Paddle Sports Design, our partner for a top personal design touch.

Make sure you are using your Nelo Boat at full potential with our Ideal trim guide.

Layups & Sizes

How to Setup your Nelo Boat

The Perfect trim

As with any high-performance machine, there is an ideal configuration where our boats are at peak efficiency, specifically with the angle of attack (pitch). This guide will help you trim your boat in order to be at that perfect angle when at speed.

  • Check the table and images below to find the right measures for your boat size. That’s how you find the optimum static rending.
  • Using a marker trace a small straight line, according to the right measure indicated in the table, on the bow for the static line;
  • With the boat stopped, adjust your seat and footrest position so that the static line is levelled with the waterline. At that point is the Optimum Static Rending.

The measures we provide are for the median weight for each boat size (80 kg on an L, for example). So if you are on the limits of the boat’s weight range, the line will be over or under water, but the most important is that the static line is still levelled with the waterline.

DISCLAIMER 
These ideal trims were the result of real-world testing and CFD analysis, under optimal conditions: flat water, constant speed, no wind, and average water temperature. Meaning that these results may not apply to other scenarios.