The Pyranha Machno has been refined through the feedback of Team Pyranha members worldwide to feature a formidable bow rocker profile that keeps you on top of things, and a wide planing hull with soft chines that's both stable and predictable.
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A boat designed to champion the river you are tackling.
The Machno is intended for creeking the biggest rivers available - whether that's on your doorstep or the other side of the globe. On the water it is at home, gliding down river and giving you the ability to pierce features. The kayak is equipped with Pyranha's highest level outfitting, Stout 2. Ensuring you as a paddler are well connected to have full control over your Machno.
High Volume Design
Carefully tailored volume provides ample buoyancy through large features, with a pointed bow splitting water efficiently and a rounded stern smoothly deflecting it at the base of drops.
Balanced Rocker Profile
Extreme bow rocker lifts the kayak over features, efficiently directing water under the hull for speed, and in combination with the steep rocker in the stern facilitates almost effortless boofing.
Another Pyranha innovation; wave deflectors generate dynamic lift through features and break surface tension acting on the kayak's bow, all whilst deflecting spray so you can remain focused.
Developing smoothly from the paddler's feet to the stern, offering grip on big water and controlled carving performance, yet high enough to prevent tripping on cross currents or shallow rock slides.
Softened Side Walls
Deflects water under the hull during turning or when encountering strong cross currents, avoiding a build-up of pressure that could hinder manoeuvrability or lead to a capsize.
Wide, Curved Planing Hull
The stable platform of a wide planing hull gives highly agile, predictable performance and features moderate curvature for soft landings, easy edge transitions and improved tracking.
Parallel Bow Handle
Bow handle orientated parallel to the kayak's centre line, maintaining a uniform deck peak and allowing a smaller recess to be used, reducing water-loading.
Action Camera Mount
An insert located just behind the bow handle provides a secure attachment point for a variety of action cameras.
Full Sized Bow Handle
A full-sized, drop-forged aluminium handle in place of the bow security point offers increased handling possibilities both on and off the water.
Open Stern Handle Recess
Extended recess remains open to the stern edge for efficient drainage and comfortable access, whilst also providing a well-guarded drain bung location.
Curved Deck Peak
Bow and stern decks feature a rounded peak with a lightly concaved gradient, creating positive pressure during resurfacing for stability and control, as well as facilitating easier rolling.
Stout 2 Outfitting
The Stout 2 outfitting is built up from the elements listed below.
A simple, solid, and highly ergonomic padded seat with trim adjustment and height adjustment shim.
The Stout 2 Hip Pads
Deep-fill, oversized hip pads that mould to your shape, with foam adjustment shims for a snug fit.
Stout 2 Thigh Grips
They are padded, contoured thigh grips with fore/aft adjustment and an optional hooker upgrade.
Ratchet Back Band
A padded back-band with height adjustment and ratchet adjustment support.
PLEASE NOTE: Pillars and hull stiffeners vary between models and outfitting. Please refer to the table at the bottom of this page for spec variants.
Pyranha Machno Size Chart
|Length||257cm / 8'5"||265cm / 8'8"||274cm / 8'11"|
|Width||66cm / 26"||66.5cm / 26"||67cm / 26.5"|
|External Cockpit Length||93cm / 36.5"||95cm / 37.5"||95cm / 37.5"|
|External Cockpit Width||50cm / 19.5"||50cm / 19.5"||50cm / 19.5"|
|Volume||276l / 73gal (US)||308l / 81gal (US)||368l / 98gal (US)|
|Weight||20kg / 44lb||21kg / 47lb||23kg / 51lb|
|Optimum Paddler Weight||45-80kg / 99-76lb||60-100kg / 132-220lb||75-130kg / 165-287lb|
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