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Date registered: January 3, 2012
URL: http://www.pyranha.com/

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By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts Since 1971

Latest posts

  1. The 12R Has Landed! — October 18, 2018
  2. And the Winner Is… — October 17, 2018
  3. 12R: Off to a Good Start — September 27, 2018
  4. A Boat That Can Hold Both Books AND Beer — September 25, 2018
  5. This One Goes to 12: Prototyping the 12R — July 3, 2018

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18
Oct

The 12R Has Landed!

That’s right, the container has reached the shores of the USA, been unloaded, and the first production 12Rs have seen water! We really turned our ‘By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts’ ethos on its head for this one, and made something that is first and foremost For Enthusiasts, so let’s hear what just some of those enthusiasts …

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17
Oct

And the Winner Is…

We gave the judges at PADDLEexpo 2018 a hard time by showcasing a whole heap of newness, including the Fusion Duo and 12R, but fittingly it was the boat we’ve been humbled to see paddlers across the globe beaming from ear to ear in since we released it in early 2018, the Ripper, which claimed …

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27
Sep

12R: Off to a Good Start

We haven’t even officially released the 12R yet, and it’s already winning races…   Our US Sales Director, Chris Hipgrave stormed to the finish line in 1st place at “Animal” Upper Gauley Race on Monday; 8 miles of class 4+ whitewater including the infamous rapids like Pillow Rock (pictured), Lost Paddle, Iron Ring and Sweets …

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25
Sep

A Boat That Can Hold Both Books AND Beer

Like plenty of stories, this one begins with winning a launch date for the Grand Canyon. Where this story maybe takes a sharp turn was finding a kayak that I could cram a bunch of books inside… Several years ago, I was sitting with friends on a rental cabin porch in the Appalachians of Tennessee …

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03
Jul

This One Goes to 12: Prototyping the 12R

The Pyranha 12R met another milestone this week when plastic prototypes hit the river in the UK and USA on a variety of whitewater; testing like this gives us a chance to try ideas that may or may not make it into the final version, and we anticipate some things will bleed over into other …

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29
Jun

Two Legends and a Big Green Truck

The image below of our founder and MD, Graham Mackereth getting his first taste of driving a big rig from John Regan encapsulates the Pyranha family spirit perfectly, but there are few understated things about its three subjects that you might not know; allow us to explain…   John Regan Words alone aren’t enough to …

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03
May

Pyranha Partners with the Free Rivers Fund

Protecting Free Flowing Whitewater as a Paddlesports Community Dams threaten the playgrounds we love the most. When constructed by parties with purely financial motives, dams threaten the environment, wildlife, and local communities as well. Free Rivers Fund (FRF) was set up by kayakers in an effort to get the entire international kayaking community together to …

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05
Apr

Dude, Where’s My 12R?

You made it happen, so we’re committed to keeping you in the loop every step of the way in the 12R’s development process. Pyranha’s design guru, Robert Peerson digested the mountain of information we collected from team athletes and came up with some really inspiring early concepts for the 12R. After letting those designs gestate …

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04
Apr

Chris & Lydia Wing Join Team Pyranha

Pyranha is pumped to welcome H2O Dreams‘ Chris & Lydia Wing to the Team. The pair officially kicked off the dream of being full-time river professionals back in 2011, but the roots of this dream go back further; from going against the grain in a small town in Ohio, to chasing a passion for play, …

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01
Feb

Machno Small: Reviewed in Chile

I’ll be honest, the first Machno I saw, I just plain wasn’t interested. I spotted a shiny, size medium boat sitting on a trailer and my first impression was that it looked boring, puffy and soft. Not that I had a lot to base that off of; at the time, I had been paddling for …

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