The Vaya is a true kiddies sit-on-top, perfect for kids aged between 5 and 10. Vaya
means “go” in Zulu, a native African language, and resembles Fluid's intention to
give kiddies the opportunity to go have fun like their parents do.
The Vaya is based on the Solo design, but the hull is tweaked a bit to give it even
better secondary stability. The boat is very forgiving and has enough volume to tackle
moving currents and very easy rapids. We also added a fin to assist tracking, which
can easily be attached to the stern with two bolts.
The moulded-in seat is comfortable, with high sides and backrest to keep the young
paddler in the boat. Hassle free footholds are moulded in and can accommodate a large
range of kid sizes. The 4 conveniently placed handles are moulded in to create a
robust boat that can handle any kid's abuse. The recessed compartment on the stern
deck is ideal for little toys, rocks, shells, or any other treasures that the young
adventurer might deem necessary to drag around.
Like all sit-on-tops, the Vaya is a sealed unit, making it a safe boat to introduce
kids to paddling. It is easy to paddle and easy to carry or drag around.