Well, not exactly! The ARE TAHITI V1 Marara is still the same great rudderless canoe. But now, ARE TAHITI is giving paddlers another choice: The ARE Tahiti V1 MAKO.
To meet the needs of paddlers of varying body types, ARE Tahiti has designed a V1 rudderless canoe with all the performance of the V1 Marara but with a slightly wider hull and cockpit—a better fit for paddlers roughly 180 pounds and over.
For enjoyment and competition
The ARE Tahiti V1 MAKO, which is a great canoe for both enjoyment and competition, will be delivered to the U.S. and Hawaii in early 2023. ARE Outrigger World, exclusive ARE Tahiti distributor for North America and Hawaii, will also sponsor the ARE Outrigger World Sprint Challenge, a series of races from Tahiti and Samoa to the mainland U.S. The V1 Mako has been chosen as the canoe of choice for these sprints.
Rudderless canoes are fast becoming the way to learn true Tahitian paddling, and ARE Outrigger World leads the way in providing V1 canoes for anyone who wants to enjoy and master this unique tradition. ARE Outrigger World will have many new ARE Tahiti V1 MARARAs and V1 MAKOs available so paddlers can discover thethe joy of paddling without a rudder.
But ARE Outrigger World will still offer its ARE Tahiti OC1 Mana, with rudder, for beginning paddlers or more experienced paddlers who simply prefer some added steering control when paddling on rivers with challenging winds or currents.
ARE Outrigger World is now taking early orders for 2023 for both the ARE TAHITI V1 Marara and ARE TAHITI V1 Mako, for delivery in Hawaii and the mainland US. To reserve your ARE TAHITI V1 canoe, visit our website, aretahiti.com, or call ARE Outrigger World at (949) 394-8707.
ARE Outrigger World is the exclusive distributor of ARE Tahiti canoes for North America and Hawaii, dedicated to making outrigging faster and more fun for more and more paddlers. Visit our website: www.areoutriggerworld.com or contact: (949) 400-3987 or (949) 394-8707.