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Oru Beach & Haven Open Cockpit folding kayaks

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  • £40.00£1,950.00


Product Description

Side view of Oru Beach

Oru Beach cockpit with feet

The 12ft one-person BEACH LT and 16ft two-person HAVEN (more info further down page) are Oru’s Open Cockpit Kayaks.

These are the Oru kayaks for you, if your approach to kayaking is more leisurely… they have larger, more open cockpits – so are easier to get into – and are a little wider in the beam – so are more stable. The compromise (there is always a compromise in boat design!) is that they’re not quite as quick to paddle as the Bay or Coast models – but still much faster than almost all inflatables – and you can’t fit a spray deck to enclose the cockpit. So it’s not the one to take long distance on the ocean. But it’s even quicker to assemble (5 mins is entirely realistic with practice), and retains the high quality construction, durability, and portability, for which the Oru brand has become famous.

The Beach LT’s open cockpit has loads of storage space for items such as food, drink, spare clothes, or even camping gear (140 litres compared to 90 litres in the Bay ST series). Or, provided you keep within the weight limit of 135kg (300-lb), enough room to take a child (or even dog) kayaking with you.  Like all Oru kayaks the footrest and backrest are adjustable, to get your seating position just right.

The Oru Beach LT is an excellent choice for messing about on rivers, lakes or harbours, and of course to enhance your day at the… BEACH. This tough little boat really scoots along with very little effort, and somehow magically combines great straight line tracking with easy manoeuvrability. It’s quick and easy to assemble, and quick and easy to paddle.

With its compact folded dimensions and weighing in at just under 12kg, the Beach is also very easy to carry (includes carrying handles), even to launch points that others simply can’t reach (easier still with the optional backpack). This light weight is a result of the double-skin plastic, which is stiff enough to eliminate the need for a separate internal frame (unlike most folding kayaks, the Oru is a monocoque). Furthermore, the air trapped between the two skins gives a massive amount of integral buoyancy, so even if fully swamped an Oru Beach still floats very high in the water.

For an overview and comparison of all Oru kayaks see Oru Origami Kayaks.


TRANSPORT & STORAGE PROBLEMS SOLVED. Two kayaks in a 4-door hatchback, with all four seats still available and a boot that closes?  Take a look at the pictures of this VW Golf, showing how one Oru fits neatly into the boot, with the parcel shelf still in place and room to spare.  Also, with the parcel shelf removed and two together fitting comfortably (and the boot closed effortlessly!).



oru beach and bay

Assembled Dimensions:
– length 12ft (3.7m)
– beam 28″ (71cm)
– weight 26-lb (11.8 kg)
Folded Dimensions:
– 33x29x12″ (84x74x30cm)

– Oru Beach LT Kayak £1150
– Oru Buoyancy bag set £58
– Oru Back Pack carrying bag £150
– Oru four part paddle £75
– Bravo four-piece paddle* £40

* NB, not the “official” Oru paddle (which is £75), but we think it’s very good at the price, with nice solid joints – and crucially (just like the Oru one) it fits inside the folded kayak package.

Delivery, to most UK mainland addresses £35. Most mainland Europe addresses (France, Germany etc) £55. All accessories listed above fit in the main Oru box so, if ordered at the same time, incur no extra charge.

For an overview and comparison of all Oru kayaks see Oru Origami Kayaks.


Oru Kayak

The Oru Haven is essentially a two-person version of the popular Beach LT (further up this page), although you can also set it up as a fast and spacious single.

It came about because so many people asked for a double, although – right up until they achieved it – Oru weren’t sure it was achievable with this type of construction. As always their clever designers came up trumps and it’s a lovely boat to paddle, with great tracking and speed.

With its huge weight capacity of 500-lb (225kg), it’s not just another person you can take on your voyages… there’s also room for lots of luggage or even a dog/small child.

ORU HAVEN Assembled Dimensions:
– length 16ft (4.8 m)
– beam 31″ (93 cm)
– weight 40-lb (18 kg)
Folded Dimensions:
– 35x31x17″ (105x93x51cm)

– Oru Haven Kayak £1950
– Oru Buoyancy bag set £58
– Oru four part paddle £75 ea (NB you probably want two for this boat)

Oru Kayak

A meeting of Oru Haven (left) and Beach (right) kayaks… on the beach! The Oru Haven is a 16ft two-person folding kayak; the Oru Beach is a 12ft single.

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