RTM Tempo

Performance Touring Kayak

The RTM Tempo is a high performance sit on top which is fast and efficient to paddle. It is great on flat water and handles rough seas very well punching through chop, riding over swell and able to keep up with many sit in sea kayaks.

Price: £1020.00

RTM Tempo Touring Kayak

RTM Tempo in Sun

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RTM Tempo

The RTM Tempo is regarded as one of the fastest plastic sit-on-top kayaks on the market. The touring hull and low seating position gives fantastic performance on flat water and in rough seas alike. This is an ideal choice for all levels of paddler as it has the stability needed to provide confidence for beginners and the speed and handling characteristics advanced paddlers will love, it is also a great choice for fitness paddling.

If you have always wanted to try sea kayaking, but are not sure about a closed cockpit kayak and the idea of learning to roll, then the RTM Tempo would be an excellent alternative as it can handle the conditions most sea kayakers go out in and will keep up with all but the fastest closed cockpit models. You are unlikely to fall off the kayak but if you do so getting back on is not difficult.

The hull profile provides plenty of waterline which makes this a very efficient kayak on the water with great tracking characteristics. The gentle rocker helps it ride over waves and gives good manoeuvrability too. The sleek profile means it slices through the water very well. The large hatch or rear tankwell will easily take a kayak trolley and the tie down buckles on the front hatch will keep it secure in the roughest of conditions. The rear tankwell has a cargo net to keep your gear safe at sea. With a generous max load limit of 375lbs there is plenty of capacity to take enough gear for overnight camping.

See below for a video where we tested the RTM Tempo Angler in rough water conditions! The Angler version is exactly the same kayak with additional fittings to outfit it as a fishing kayak.


  • Buoyancy foam block kit
  • Drinks holder
  • Drain plug
  • Paddle keeper
  • 10 D-rings
  • 4 Scupper holes
  • 4 Carry handles
  • Deck line
  • 1 large bow hatch with straps
  • Rear storage space with net
  • Moulded foot braces
  • Towing and lock ring


  • Length 4.5m
  • Width 67cm
  • Depth 33cm
  • Weight 24kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 170kg - 375 lbsOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the RTM Tempo for your weight
  • Unsinkable Yes
  • Self Bailing Yes

Recommended Accessories

Feelfree Canvas Seat to fit the RTM Tempo

Feelfree Canvas Seat

Universal fit seat/backrest compatible with any sit on top kayak with a 4 point attachment system. It's padded construction makes the Canvas seat comfortable as well as supportive.

Price £39.95

Feelfree Deluxe Seat to fit the RTM Tempo

Feelfree Deluxe Seat

The Feelfree Deluxe seat provides additional comfort and support over a standard seat. Designed to provide increased lumbar support. Compatible with any sit on top kayak with a 4 point attachment system.

Price £59.95

Feelfree Day Tour Alloy paddle for the RTM Tempo

Feelfree Day Tourer Paddle - Alloy Shaft - 220cm

High quality paddle with strong asymetric blades on an alloy shaft with drip rings and index grip.

Price £49.95

Deluxe Fibreglass paddle for the RTM Tempo

Feelfree Day Tourer Paddle - Glass Shaft - 220cm

Same blade construction with a lighter weight fibreglass shaft.

Price £74.95

Feelfree Paddle Leash

Feelfree Paddle Leash

Elasticated paddle leash, attach one end to the paddle shaft and the other to the kayak.

Price £12.95


RTM Tempo Sun



Nationwide delivery available for the RTM Tempo. Delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the RTM Tempo. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the RTM Tempo