Welcome to Sisson Kayaks

Totally retired

Clearance of kayak manufacturing plant

Offer received and accepted.

18th June 2018 update. I am currently receiving ‘kayak-enquiries’ at the average rate of 5 per day. I last experienced this intensity about 2006.  Crazy! Someone – please rescue me. Q Kayaks – closed. Drunken Monkey Kayaks – Page Not Found. Johnson Outdoors – closed. JKK Racing Kayaks closed until further notice. Flow Kayaks is undergoing a transformation this 2017/18 season! Please rescue me.


In May 2018 Lynda and I have resolved to undertake a change-in-direction. The kayak business must no longer clutter our Methven farm land. We have other newer activities calling. Expressions of interest are invited.

  • No ‘tyre-kickers’ please. Genuine inquiries only.
  • The Sisson Kayaks brand-name will not be included.
  • The SK website is not included.  A redirect link to will be installed to the new business website.
  • Items offered for sale are the moulds and the kayak manufacturing tooling.

The customer-enquiry emails are currently the highest experienced in the past 10 years. In retirement we are totally out of touch with the ‘market’ (and proud of it) – but have a ‘feeling’ that the vast kayak-production volumes experienced in the past will never happen again. Twist our arm. grahame@sissonkayaks.co.nz

Grahame Sisson Hand Crafted Custom Kayaks

From 1975 till 2010. Whew! That’s 35 years with 47 canoe & kayak designs developed. Huge volumes of kayak units sold. The final 13 years working alone within a re-locatable highly-mechanised factory. The 2010 retirement came easy. We simply locked up the kayak factory. This composite workshop still gets lots of use on personal hobby projects. Retirement is good. This website is all about providing our 12,000 customers with a source of spare parts (from the huge residual stocks held when the company was wound up)

Need a multisport rudder mount? I still have a few in stock.

plus kayak maintenance knowledge. Click ‘Advice’ then click ‘Instruction Manual’.

My Blog in ‘News’ is active again. This is where I mainly raise questions. My current interest is safe drinking water – click ‘About’ then click ‘Drinkable Water’.

Since being ‘taken-out’ on Mt Hutt in 2017 – and then looking at the whole ‘accident prone’ (all from above) Sisson family on-piste collision injuries – I have embarked on a battle for better slope safety at Alpine Resorts. I have received a Cabinet Minister’s letter of thanks.

I do not believe in Social Media. Social Media will all end in tears. To me Social Media is the beginning of a new feudal system. The screws will be turned at some time in the future.

My Blog provides me with an alternative ‘soap-box’. Some older readers will recall my 90’s ‘Down-by-the-Swamp’ columns in Adventure Magazine.

Say no more!

I effected change then – and I effect change now. Feel free to email me with your comments. As happens. Thank you.

By clicking ‘About’ then ‘Prestocure’ you will be lead to a story about the very beginnings of the business that ended up as Sisson Kayaks. Why is this relevant? Google ‘Prestocure’. My Prestocure was ranked 6th today – below some sort of medication with the same name. Images of Prestocure has several of my HPSD photos showing. All as planned. HPSD is still relevant in Asia. They lack reliable equipment. My post-Roger-Douglas dead-stock of Prestocure HPSD equipment is huge. I have achieved the planned Prestocure Google ranking. Marketing of HPSD commenced!

In addition the Prestocure page greatly increases the Internet footprint of CGW (George) Mason – a truly great New Zealander – whose loyal custom created the capital base that made this business possible. Every new business needs such a mentor. Thank you (too late) George.

In May 2018 I have been retired for eight years. Lynda and I are so busy we wonder how we ever had time to WORK. Seriously. Our sea kayak customers indicate that we have enduring products with our Voyager, Arctic Raider and Nordkapp.

Hi tech 13kg Nordkapp used to circumnavigate Japan.

Our serious multisport customers continue to win races using our Evolution models. Our starting-out multisport customers hate to part with their Eliminators. Live models even after eight years of retirement. Why? Well I will tell you the secret.

The properties of the wind and the water have NOT changed. And they will not change.

At some stage in the future we will be asking for expressions-of-interest – to take away those models tooling – plus many others – to create a new business. Warning! Those showing interest should not expect that the mass-market will ever return. Times have changed.

Surplus stock (since the company wound up)

Used residual kayaks – 2018 winter clearance.
  • New Evolution Edge (gelcoat repair).
  • Near new Nucleus 80 demo boat.
  • Near new Evolution Omega demo boat.  Plus others. Watch this space.

Phone: 027 2755 499Email: grahame@sissonkayaks.co.nz

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