The Nortik Scubi 1 is a hybrid folding kayak. The concept scubi is above all one thing: uncomplicated recreational fun on the water. Through the fusion of technologies of folding and inflatable kayaks, Nortik created a hybrid out of both systems. The minimized frame gives the kayak the essential stiffness and structure for better tracking and behavior in the water in comparison to inflatable kayaks of the same size.
Beside the few frame parts, the air elements are an essential component of the boat and make sure that the assembly is uncomplicated. The air tubes have a 0.25 bar pressure. The skin of the scubi is made of robust and tear-resistant PVC/PU material-mix. The scubi has reinforcement strips at the bottom, so called keel strips.
The Nortik Scubi 1 is designed as a leisure boat, it allows paddling fun at the weekend, on vacation or just for fun, e.g. if you seek a break from your daily routine. At the same time it is also a great kayak for professional paddlers, that could be used for short evening rounds or relaxed weekend trips.
No complicated transportation to the place of action, no heavy weight to carry, no time-consuming assembly. Just take the compact carry bag (with backpack function) and sit e.g. in the bus or train or take your bike to get to the next river or lake. And within shortest time you are sitting in the boat and can start – uncomplicated and with a lot of fun. That’s how the concept scubi works.
The special thing about the scubi is its internal construction, which is reminiscent of the design of folding boats, while being limited to a minimum to ensure its light weight and short assembly time. The single elements and the attachment for the air tubes are linked with each other. For lateral stiffness it has four small cross ribs. The bottom isn’t made of air elements and thus create less drag which leads to the good tracking result. Think of an inflatable kayak with a flat bottom – that boat is always only on the water surface and affected by wind, waves and stream – not in the water like a scubi with the hybrid technology. Its tracking is much better and you need less energy to reach your destination, because your kayak runs with less drag in the water. A very important advantage!
As for the paddle Nortik recommend the Nortik allround fiberglass with a length of 230 cm or 240 cm, either as two-piece – or if it should go into the carry bag – also as four-piece paddle.
Scope of delivery: Carry bag with backpack function, skirt, comfortable seat, air pump, installed keel strips, D-rings on deck, deck leashing, repair kit Optional Accessories: Paddle, cockpit cover
The scubi 1 is suggested for persons with a height of maximal 190 cm. Larger persons or in need of more storage space: have a look at the scubi 1 XL!