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Top quality V1, V3 and V6 Va’a designed by some of Tahitis top paddlers

About Va’a Factory

Va’a Factory is one of Tahitis premiere manufacturers of Va’a headed up by Lemy Lambert, a world champion paddler who made a name for himself paddling for the Shell Va’a team and as a tour de force in Aito as a V1 paddler.

His V1 design has been modified and perfected to provide the modern paddler a fast hull that tracks well and surfs even the smallest bump on the ocean.

The factory in Papeete is now run by his son Rupea who has a team of highly trained fibreglass fabricators manufacturing V1, V3 and V6 Va’a for the Polynesian islands, Europe and New Zealand. The factory also manufactures fishing boats and has an in-house paddle maker.

Molds from Tahiti are now being used to manufacture V1 Va’a in Whangarei New Zealand with development underway for a new V1 model based on the original design but specifically modified for the New Zealand Market.

The V6 produced by the factory has been used to win the challenging Hawaikinui race and along with new V1 designs will be another exciting addition to the range in New Zealand during 2021.

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Designed by one of Tahiti’s best paddlers

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