Determining a kayak's age
You can tell the year a kayak hull was molded and for which model year from the last 4 digits of your serial number. A Riot, Boreal, Cobra, etc. serial number is made up as follows:
QRQ (KD's manufacturer code), a five digit hull ID, a letter denoting month of manufacture, a number denoting year of manufacture, and two digits denoting model year/season.
A 2020 model boat molded in November of 2019 for the 2020 season for example would have a serial number with these digits QRQ_____K920.
You can find the serial number on the back right side of the kayak.
Where do I find a serial number on my kayak?
The serial number is found on the back right side of the kayak. See the image below. It startst with QRQ and the last two digits of the number denote the year the kayak was made. For example if the last two digits are 19, then the kayak was ...
I own a Riot whitewater kayak. Is there an owners manual for my kayak?
See link at bottom to view and download the Riot Whitewater Owner's Manual from 2008. Works fairly well for info on current (since we have not changed them much) and older model (discontinued) kayaks.
How to repair or fix a cracked kayak
There is no reason why you cannot fix a plastic ABS Thermoformed or Composite boat on your own. Using these resources and the right tools it can be done. If it seems too difficult, then many kayak dealers and also marinas offer this service. Ask ...
How to destroy a kayak for warranty replacement purposes
During the warranty replacement process, we may ask you to destroy your defective kayak and take pictures to send us of proof of this. Cutting the bow or stern off the kayak is the best way to destroy kayak using hand saw or power tool saw as shown ...
How do I register my kayak or SUP with you?
Thanks for purchasing a kayak or SUP from Kayak Distribution (Riot Kayaks, Boreal Design, Cobra Kayaks, Azul Kayaks, Riot SUPs). Please tell us about your purchase by filling out the registration form here. Afterwards please head over to our Owner’s ...