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Rockpool Taran 16

The Taran 16 does everything its big brother does but in a slightly shorter fashion!


Water Boats, Sea Kayaks

Brands Rockpool Kayaks

Price Range £25+

Rockpool Taran 16

The Taran 16 does everything its big brother does but in a slightly shorter fashion! Cockpit and deck layout are the same as the full size Taran but the overall length has been reduced. This gives even more manoeuvrability and a nice smooth ride over larger steep seas. The 16 is a fast boat that you can throw about.

Stepping away from convention once again, speed has not been reduced – the 16 is not going to live in the shadow of its big bother. The trademark downwind handling is still there too, combined with excellent surf handling. The 16 really comes to life with a nice wave to surf!

The high volume front deck has been retained and the hull form is very close to the original Taran, just a touch shorter!

The Taran 16, like a Taran – surf, speed and stability (but fits in the garage easier!)


  • Quality Kajaksport hatches are fitted as standard to all of our kayaks; they’re tough and reliable. All hatches have internal clipped tether lines to prevent loss.
  • Taran is fitted with the Smart Track rudder system as standard.
  • Deck Lines + Elastics
  • Spare paddle parks


  • The Taran has a fixed Performance seat – available in two sizes.


  • A lightweight electric pump system is available as an option. This can be fitted during manufacture or as a factory retro-fit. The system has a small electric bilge pump fitted behind the seat. This is powered by a sealed lead/acid gel battery (battery charger included) housed in a protective cover fitted in the day hatch. Operation is controlled by a pneumatically operated footswitch which minimizes the exposure of the electrics in the wet area.

Custom Colour + Artwork

You can have a individual unique boat through Rockpool custom colours/artwork; they don’t do 'standard colours'! Let create the boat of your dreams…

  • Bespoke artwork included in the quoted price:
  • Deck: Up to 3 colours/glitter; starfish/kelp and colour fade designs as required.
  • Hull: Single colour; no glitter (except alpha jewel dusting).
  • Seam/cockpit/seat rim: single colour per item as required.
  • Rockpool can also accept detailed design graphics and logos sent in JPEG format – again contact us for details.

Rockpool are happy to cater for more detailed artwork requests but in order to accommodate the increased workload we may have to add a small surcharge – contact for details.

Note:Extensive artwork/glitter will add weight to a finished kayak, the more colours the greater the weight!


Rockpool kayaks are manufactured from the highest quality resins and cloth and are available in an extensive range of custom colour combinations. They can offer standard hand lay-up or vacuum bagged constructions.
Vac bag construction is a manufacturing process used to ensure a more uniform wetting of the reinforcing fabric and removal of excess resin matrix in order to produce a stronger and lighter kayak.
All of our deck fittings are recessed and fitted externally to prevent leaks.


  • Hand lay-up
  • Polyester resin
  • Chopped strand mat and Glass cloth
  • Our standard construction gives a robust and hard wearing kayak at the lowest cost. It is also easy to repair.


  • Vac bag construction
  • Epoxy resin
  • Glass, Diolen and Kevlar/Carbon fabrics
  • Kevlar/Carbon and Spheretex reinforcing patches
  • The Premier construction gives a significant weight saving but at the cost of slightly reduced durability.
  • This construction will provide increased performance and easier handling but requires a little more day to day care

Comparison Chart

Construction                        Strength Durability Lightweight    Ease of Repair

Standard (Polyester/Glass)     *****         *****            **                       *****

Premier (Epoxy/Kev-Carb)       ****          ***              *****                    ***

Construction time:  3-5 weeks contact for details

When you place your order you will be sent an email for you to reply back with your colour choice and any other custom options.


Delivery Size Guide: Kayak XL

Price £2,950.00

Available to Order

Total £2,950.00


Free Delivery on orders over £80.

Free Next Day Delivery on orders over £200.

Standard Delivery is £3.50, but will be more for large items.

Next Day delivery available from £2.50.

Kayaks are delivered in 3-5 days at  £50.00 per Kayak.

Large Kayaks and Extra Large items will require special arrangement.