I purchased this kayak in November 2017 intending to enter the Devizes to Westminster race but had to pull due to illness therefore it has not had much use and is in fantastic condition with just a few marks.
This is what Kirton say about the boat:
With low-profile racing lines and a well-balanced hull form, the Tempest delivers stability and performance at an affordable price. It comes as standard with our quick-adjusting universal sliding seat (available in a choice of heights) and our usual range of footrest options including the club-friendly sliding system.
The Tempest was designed with optimal stability in mind, making it the perfect choice for newcomers to the sport. For the more experienced, it’s a cost-effective second choice for the colder seasons, when the risk of going for an unexpected swim is unthinkable.
Despite the relatively large size of this K1, it remains surprisingly agile in the water and it is able to maintain a fast cruising speed with minimal effort. The larger paddler in particular, will appreciate the spacious cockpit. The sleek low profile gives a racing appearance without compromising practicality and the high-displacement hull shape means it is suitable for a large range of paddler weights.