Updated: Apr 12, 2020
The Audax is a top-spec fast touring sea kayak. It was designed and built in Australia by Rob Mercer, one of the worlds leading sea kayakers. Rob combined his decades of experience and knowledge from having paddled and sold just about every ocean kayak made in the last 20 years, together into designing the ultimate vessel. This kayak, for the experienced paddler, is relatively stable, excellent at catching runners, at home in big messy oceans, maneuverable on flat or bouncy water, and can be packed with heaps of gear for a few weeks of touring. Since gliding into production in 2017, it has sold widely around Australia and abroad. Together with its low volume equivalent, the Azure, it is popular with paddlers who want the ultimate fast and versatile sea kayak. It retails for around $5500 and is sold through Expedition Kayaks in Sydney.