29 Ipswich Road
Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102
+61 7 3391 1088
Raider Sea Kayaks
Rosco Raider Series II Sea Kayaks

Raider Sea Kayaks are sleek and well proven craft, having been in commercial production for nearly 30 years. Their heritage began in New Zealand and in recent years, Rosco Canoes proudly obtained the world-wide design and manufacturing rights to the Raider series. This brings together the heritage of these tried and tested designs, with the quality and innovation synonymous with Rosco Canoes. 

As a local manufacturer, we believe it is our responsibility to provide world-class products and design for you, the paddler. This means, we must consistently be redeveloping our products to ensure our craft are of the latest design and made from the best quality materials and techniques. 

The Rosco Series 11 Sea Kayaks have  been upgraded to ensure a world-class contemporary craft.
The upgrades bring the Raider series up to date with desirable contemporary features such as:
  • keyhole cockpit with integrated thigh locks for easier access and better bracing/rolling;
  • extra depth in the cockpit area and custom placement bulkheads accommodates paddlers of all shapes and sizes;
  • an innovative contoured rear cockpit bulkhead which allows easy water emptying yet maximises rear seat storage;
  • a redesigned seat that puts paddler comfort first;
  • quick adjust foot bracing system for easy adjustment between paddlers or bracing positions;
  • enlarged forward hatch, 10 inch oval for simpler packing;
  • glovebox/rapid access compartment in front of the cockpit for the need to get items;
  • custom colours and deck rigging layouts for the perfect craft for you;
  • a comprehensive range of layup options using state-of-the art fibreglass or kevlar ensuring the craft handles the conditions you want to use it in;
  • a wide range of optional extras including sail kits, electric bilge pump etc.
·      All with the legendary attention to detail and quality of construction that you get with a Rosco kayak.


What does this all mean...
We asked a group of experienced sea kayakers to paddle the new Rosco Southern Raider and give us some feedback:





The Rosco Southern Raider Xpedition (or SRX).

The Rosco SRX was released in 2011 with all the updated features of the new Raider Series. It is the big sister of the Southern Raider and features a revised deck design giving a slightly taller profile that gives the SRX a larger volume compared to the standard craft. This extra volume is useful for larger paddlers or for those extended trips in the Whitsundays or even further afield to the Kimberly, Cape York or Bass Strait.
Rosco’s have Southern Raiders and SRX demo boats available.
Come and try one. We are confident that you will be impressed.


Why buy a Rosco? We have been building canoes and kayaks since 1970 and have built a reputation that is second to none. We have been here for a long time and we expect to be
here for a long time yet (2nd generation is now running the business). Being locally owned, we are proud of our products and offer a full 2 year warranty.

We offer custom colours and can configure the deck rigging to suit your desires. All types of laminate options are on offer as well as further options such as paddles, sail kits, electric bilge pumps, kayak trolleys, spraydecks, drybags and safety equipment. We can freight anywhere in Australia.