china boats batch??

anyone else waiting for their boat from the kai waa china batch?? its already a month late. heck i coulda paddled to china and back and it still wouldnt be here?? anyone got any idea when it comes in?

Submitted by youngbuck on Sat, 09/29/2007 - 3:54pm

what shipment are you refering to? California, Hawaii, Australia, Pacific Northwest? There are a lot of shipments going to many places. As for the California shipment it is supposed to leave china in a week or two and arrive about November 1, However that was info from about three weeks ago,
My guess is that your rep whom I am assuming you are buying the boat will have better info than this forum, Anything you hear here is second hand and unreliable unless it comes froma rep. (I am a rep) And this info is still probably unreliable but it come from the factory manager himself who knows even more than Mike G.

#1 Mon, 10/01/2007 - 10:19am

The Aussie shipment is on the water as we speak, canoes should be available around 20th October. Info direct from the importer.

Cheers Rambo

#2 Mon, 10/01/2007 - 11:05am

The last batch came in 3 months late. Work in china has been bad.
Better than the hurricane buyers, they're about 6-8 months behind and not getting their's until December.
Kai Wa'a actually has been pretty good time wise that I've seen from getting people their boats from China, although not ON time.
Could be worse, 2 year waiting list for Kaimana's and 9-12 months for Pahoa's.

#3 Mon, 10/01/2007 - 1:42pm

Jeez, nothing worse than waiting for a boat and having no idea as to when it will come.

My buddy just ordered 2 huki v1xs and the wait was about 3 weeks.

#4 Mon, 10/01/2007 - 3:56pm

will someone show me an EIS study for kai waa china boats compared to hyprs china boats?

#5 Tue, 10/02/2007 - 1:31pm

Kauai's shipment just arrived.

#6 Tue, 10/02/2007 - 1:47pm


#7 Sun, 03/09/2008 - 11:04am

Two year wait for Kaimanas? Sorry buddy, that's WAAAAAY off. From the time I send your deposit to Kamanu, to the time your boat arrives here in Seattle is under 15 weeks. One took only 8!

Not bad for a hand-built, Hawaii-made one-man.

#8 Mon, 03/03/2008 - 10:00am

sheesh goto, some people are soooo misinformed and huge exaggerators. Doesn't it feel good to lay the smackdown on them?

#9 Mon, 03/03/2008 - 10:58am

To be fair guys, Shanefuls post was dated Oct 2007, somebody keeps reactivating old threads. hahaaa.

Cheers Rambo

#10 Mon, 03/03/2008 - 12:03pm


#11 Sun, 04/06/2008 - 9:23pm

i have a custom built zephyer and it was built within 4 months,i payed close to 4000 for it but im totally happy with it in all respects...

#12 Sun, 03/09/2008 - 10:41am

Nice looking Zephyr you have there eddiesurfhawaii!!!

#13 Sun, 03/09/2008 - 11:25am

Well thank you Fuzerider thought people might enjoy seeing a beautiful boat build from Keral here in Hawaii,I have to give the guy some credit he loves the sport and really takes pride in the boats he builds.

#14 Tue, 04/01/2008 - 3:06pm

Nice. What's with the Canadian Flag eh?. I nearly swelled up with pride when I saw that.

#15 Tue, 04/01/2008 - 4:06pm

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