About us

Nalu Canoes was fonded in 2007 by Marton Buday. 

He was born into a paddling Family, so it was natural for him to follow that path. He was very passionate about Watersports and his focus was on paddling and racing. He earned noumerous national, european and world titles in sprint canoeing and Dragonboat. Besides paddling surfing was a great influence and when  he was introduced to Outriggercanoeing, it seemed to him he found the Fusion of both worlds. Enjoying traveling and racing around the Globe, and after some trips to Hawaii, where he participated in both major Molokai Races, the  Molokai Solo  and the Molokai Hoe, he was catched by the culture of Outriggercanoeing.

As a technicaly minded Person, designing and building an own canoe was the next step. As a technical product designer in Composite Engineering, working on  projects in the field of Aerospace and Motorsports, he has the Know-How to do it right and compose the best possible construction with high tech materials and state of the art processes. 

The Story of the Sonic

The original Sonic was designed in 2007 with the goal to create the best allround racing canoe suited best for european Racing. It should combine the best flatwaterspeed and glide with effortless surfing. Also a well designed cockpit for best ergonomy and comfort was priority.

We started with a vey narrow Hull and relatively low rocker, as we knew this ist he best for Flatwaterspeed. From this point we started to work on volume distribution and different Rockerprofiles. After a several Prototypes later we had a design, that was way above the initial expectations. Also the result oft the designingprogress of the cockpit brought the desired result of comfortable seatposition, but also ergonomicaly perfect to transfer your stroke into boatspeed.

The canoe proved to  be a winner, by taking victories in all the major Events in Europe.

Althrogh it was a very successfull design, after 5 years it was time to make some improvements. Changes were made among others with a narrower Bow, increased Reserve-Volume, refined Rockerline, a new Steeringsystem and a new Ama. With all the modifications the canoe excelled in every aspect; it glides better, it picks up little Bumps better and surfs like a dream.

The Sonic suits best for the heavier Paddler 85kg+

Fort he lighter paddler under 85kg we added the Sonic LV (Low Volume)

 

Sonic Features

  • Beam Over All:  41 cm
  • Lengths Over All:   640 cm 
  • Hull Weight:  8,5-11,5 kg
  • Anodized Aluminium Iakos
  • Carbon Foot Pedals
  • Custom Foam Seat
  • Front and Rear Bungee Storage
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Different Rudder Options

Layup Options

  • Pro Tech     8,5kg
  • Race Tech  11,5kg

Colours

  • Simle Custom Design
  • Solid colors, two color fades.
  • Limitations: no black or fades on the Hull, no clear coat, three color maximum
  • Complex Custom Design
  • additional cost, depending on the complexity of the Design

Sonic Low Volume

  • The scaled down Sonic for the lighter paddler under 85 Kg

Features:

  • Beam Over All:  41 cm
  • Lengths Over All:   640 cm 
  • Hull Weight:  8-11 kg
  • Anodized Aluminium Iakos
  • Carbon Foot Pedals
  • Custom Foam Seat
  • Front and Rear Bungee Storage
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Different Rudder Options