• Draco OC1 by Kai Wa'a

OC1 by Kai Wa’a

The Draco is a low volume, calm water canoe, designed with the versatility to serve a larger range of paddlers in calm to small surf conditions.

Designed for calm water to small surf conditions, as well as emerging paddling communities.
The Draco is a low-volume canoe with ample rocker for lakes, rivers, and light downwind conditions. Aesthetics and features are simplified to keep the canoe as light as possible.

Kai Bartlett Canoe designer “We set out with a clear intention to better serve calm water markets…As we began conceptualizing the design we noticed an increase of OC1 participation from the dragon boat community due to the pandemic.  With that in mind, we designed different features and benefits to cater to this unique dragon boat community, in addition to our initial goals.”

Accessories Included

Pro Model Upgrade Option

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More Info

The ama can be rigged on either side of the canoe to accommodate Dragon Boat time trials and more. Paddlers will have the option to rig their canoe on whichever side they prefer based on paddling style and level.

In addition, the Draco will have the versatility to rig with an ama on both sides simultaneously.
Customers will have the option to purchase an after-market removable single-position footplate. The footplate will allow shorter paddlers to keep their weight in the correct position.


  • 100% carbon layup
  • One-piece monocoque construction
  • 3x atmosphere cure
  • Hybrid epoxy polyurethane marine paint
  • Weight Scale (see here)


  • Full carbon i’akos
  • Full carbon rudder with titanium shaft
  • High density foam core hull for added stiffness
  • Full carbon pedals
  • Mono footwell with double drain
  • Self centering rudder (safety feature)


  • Boat Length: 20’6″ 6.2 Meter
  • LOA: 20’6” | 6.27 m
  • LWL: 20’1″ to 20′-6″ | 6.12 m – 6.27 m
  • NOSE WIDTH: 7.125” | 18 cm
  • CENTER WIDTH: 15.75″ | 40 cm
  • TAIL WIDTH: 8.5” | 21.59 cm


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