THE O SIX HUNDRED KAYAK: 4,000 YEAR OLD DESIGN, FUTURISTIC MATERIALS. SMART, BEAUTIFUL, TOUGH and LIGHT.
BUILT BY YOU
You can build the O Six Hundred with your bare hands. The basic Inuit design hasn’t changed since the Bronze Age - because it works. We’ve improved it with modern materials and now it fits together like IKEA – without the allen key.
Only 42 easy pieces make up the frame of the O Six Hundred. Cut with a precision CNC router, the hoop pine plywood is incredibly strong and snaps together, perfectly. At 10 kgs, it’s lighter than a toddler; and far, far quieter.
TOUGH not stupid
Encased in translucent carbon fabric, you’ll slide through the water effortlessly. Treat the O Six Hundred with respect and it’ll love you forever. Drag it across broken bottles and oyster shells, you’ll get cold, wet feet.
THE kayak kit
The O Six Hundred comes ‘ready to assemble’. If you’re strong enough to lift it, you’re smart enough to build it. 42 marine-ply ribs create the primary frame. Cedar spines stretch out to create surprising strength. Finally, the carbon skin completes your kayak - taut, tough and waterproof.
Why we built it
The O Six Hundred kayak is imagined by Ben Cooper and designed by Andrew Simpson of The Balmain Boat Company. We created it to get lost – for an hour, for a morning, for the afternoon. To sit back from the city and get a different point of view. To challenge the day before it challenged us.
“The O Six Hundred Kayak is a delightful design in every sense of the word. It is one of the few standout examples of exquisite craftsmanship, absolute attention to detail and elegant and uncluttered design. Everything about this product is delicious. It ticks every design box. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...”