Blokart® was invented in 1999 by New Zealander Paul Beckett. A background in hang gliding and land sailing inspired Paul to build a serious wind-powered toy that was fun, fast and compact.
From small beginnings tinkering in a Papamoa, NZ garage to over two decades of watching a backyard passion evolve into a global sport, the Blokart community now extends all over the world.
"Blokart continues to exceed our wildest expectations, connecting us with people we never expected who share our love of land sailing. For the recreational rider, Blokart has become a versatile pastime that allows them to sail wherever the wind takes them. For our competitive racers, Blokart provides a chance to meet other sailors and compete on a level playing field under our One Design rules. And for families looking for a weekend thrill, our range of accessories means everyone can get in on the fun.
We feel very fortunate to be part of this sailing revolution, and hope you join us—we know you'll enjoy the ride."
Paul, Matt & the Blokart team
Blokart International Ltd.
5c Macdonald St, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
Interested in becoming a Blokart dealer or starting a rental operation? Find out how.
Nuts & Bolts
WATCH OUR BEGINNER'S VIDEOS
KART ASSEMBLY STEP-BY-STEP
BASIC SAILING TUTORIAL
PRESENTED BY: BLOKART HEAVEN RENTALS TRACK, PAPAMOA, NZ
What does a Blokart cost?
Check out the Blokart online store to browse our karts and accessories or contact your local dealer.
Where can I sail them?
On any firm surface at least the size of four tennis courts. Examples include parking lots, grass fields, airstrips, beaches at low tide, deserts, and dry lake beds. Our Blokart ice blades accessory can also replace the wheels for winter sailing. Visit the Blokart locator page to find places to sail in your region.
What happened to the Cromoly Karts (Comp, Classic, & Sport)?
Over time, the demand for these models reduced to the point that it was no longer viable for us to continue supplying this option. If you require spare parts for your Cromoly Kart, the current Pro Model (featuring stainless steel parts) will fit in 99% of situations. Browse in our online store.
How small do they break down?
All Blokarts are delivered packed into their (.78 m x 1.18 m) carrying bag, which can easily fit into the trunk of most cars, or airplane checked baggage.
How long do Blokarts take to set up/pack down?
Approximately 10 minutes, no tools required. Step-by-step instructions can be viewed in our support section.
What do they weigh?
Approximately 29 kg (64 lbs). Light enough to check onto an airplane.
What size sail do I need?
The 4m sail is the most commonly used size. Calculate the most suitable sail size for you with this handy chart:
Body Weight (kgs) vs. Wind Strength (knots)
How fast do they go?
As fast as you want to go! The sheet rope acts like an accelerator in a car. Typically speeds of 40-60 kph (25-40 mph) are achieved but speeds of over (106 kph / 65 mph) have been recorded.
How easy are they to sail?
Most people pick it up within 15-30 minutes. Rental companies set the minimum age at eight years old, which gives an indication of how easy Blokarts are to safely operate. Blokart sailing instructions can be viewed in our support section.
How do you stop?
Just point the Blokart into the wind and you will slowly come to a stop, like a sail boat. At speed, you can throw the Blokart into a slide and it'll quickly come to a stop.
Who can use a Blokart?
Anyone over eight years old of any gender with use of their hands/arms can sail a Blokart.
Where are they made?
Designed and assembled in New Zealand.
What is the difference between fiberglass and carbon masts?
Our standard masts are made from fiberglass, which is very strong, yet flexible. Add carbon mast sections to the bottom of the mast (where most of the bend occurs) and you will improve performance. Note: Carbon mast sections are essential when using the big 5.5 m sail (fiberglass is too flexible). A full mast explanation can be viewed in our support section.
Is there a National Organization?
Yes, New Zealand (NZBAI), Europe, Australia, and USA (NABSA) have governing bodies for clubs, events, insurance etc.
Do you race them?
For sure! Blokart National Championships are hosted annually by over 14 countries. The Blokart World Championships are held every two years in different locations around the world and are open to all who register and meet the International Blokart Racing Association's equipment standards. Learn more about racing.
Do you race in divisions?
Sure, Blokart racing is One Design, which limits what you can do to your Blokart and what you can spend on it, to keep everyone on a level playing field. We have two classes: Production Class, which is a Blokart straight out of the factory box, and Performance, where you can use a POD body shell, carbon mast and a few other performance components.
How much maintenance is required?
Not a lot. Flush out the wheel bearings and re-pack with grease every once in a while and check over the Blokart before each use to ensure everything is tight. Tires might need replacing from time to time, but they are not expensive. Maintenance tips can be viewed in our support section.
How many Blokarts have been produced
Blokart International Ltd. has been in business since 2000 and in our first 10 years almost 10,000 Blokarts were produced.
How many Blokarts have been produced
How can I start a Rental Operation?
We work with our partners to customise a package to meet their needs, including set-up of:
- Permanent Blokart rental tracks
- Beach or other location-specific rentals
- Mobile operations
- Corporate team building enterprises
- Resort guest entertainment installations
Blokart is versatile and interests customers across categories—from tourism to schools/educational sailing programs, corporate team building, and casual local rental operations (e.g. birthdays, celebrations, family and team events). It appeals to all ages and body types. Permanent sailing venues can also establish a local Blokart club to bring exposure to the business via organised club activities (e.g. regattas, social events and tryout days).
We support our rental operators from day one with product support, set-up recommendations, including templates and procedures, and even staff training options. Contact us today for more information.
How do I become a Blokart Dealer?
Blokart offers a unique vehicle to enter the Outdoor Adventure Retail industry (worth over $20 billion per year in the US alone)—work with us and represent the most internationally recognised brand in land sailing.
Our dealers not only do the business, they understand it and truly live it every day. They embody our values and, above all, our company philosophy when dealing with customers. With many deals done in the field, this is truly a lifestyle business.
The entire team at Blokart International Ltd. will be right behind you with first class products and expertise. With our support, you can even start a sailing club in your region to promote the sport, while enjoying the passive income it can generate. Contact us today to learn more about our dealer opportunities.
Didn't find the answers you're looking for? Contact the Blokart team.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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These terms and conditions govern all supply of goods and services ("products") by Blokart International Limited to you, the purchaser of goods and services from us, including your use of the website at www.Blokart.com ("the website"). They are effective from 03.08.2022 and will replace all earlier Blokart International Ltd. terms of trade and any conditions contained in any document used by you and purporting to have contractual effect.
We reserve the right to change these terms of trade by notice to you. Notice may be given by posting the revised terms and conditions on our website.
If you are purchasing on behalf of another entity such as a company you warrant you have the authorisation to agree to these terms and conditions on behalf of the entity.
Availability and Supply
All orders are subject to the availability of those products or services. If for any reason a product is not available, we will endeavour to notify the non-availability on our online shop.
Delivery And Delivery Charges
Prices for products stated on our website are exclusive of any applicable delivery charges.
We only deliver to New Zealand street addresses.
The cost of delivery will be calculated and added to the order total at checkout.
We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that orders for tangible goods will be dispatched promptly after an order has been placed.
All prices are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax ("GST") unless stated to be otherwise but are exclusive of delivery charges. All prices are correct when published. We reserve the right to alter prices at any time.
After the payment has been processed and the goods have been shipped, an invoice and tracking information will be sent to you at the email address you supply when you place your order. You are responsible for ensuring that your contact details are correct.
We accept the following payment options:
- Bank transfer
Shipping and Delivery
Shipping cost will be calculated based on the number of items ordered and the location of delivery (North Island or South Island). The shipping cost is calculated and displayed at online checkout before final payment is taken.
We will endeavour to ship your item(s) as soon as possible once we receive your order. Typically this is the next working day after we receive your order. Once we have shipped your item(s), please allow 2-3 working days for delivery (North Island) or 3-5 working days (South Island).
Priority / urgent shipping can be provided if required at an additional cost. To arrange this, please contact us directly by phone or email.
We provide tracking numbers for our shipments after they have been dispatched.
Product returns are accepted if a product is 'faulty' or defective. In this case, a refund or exchange may be offered. Please contact us by phone or email if you need to return a faulty product.
Our mission is to ensure you are supplied with products that are suitable for the intended purpose and are satisfied with your purchase. If a purchased product is not suitable for the intended purpose, we may offer an exchange/store credit. Please contact our team as soon as possible if this is the case.
We do not accept 'change of mind' returns.
We reserve the right to assess products for damage before issuing a full refund or exchange. This also applies to 'faulty' products.
If a returned product has been used / damaged, we may offer a lower refund / credit at the cost of repair / resale value. If the product is severely damaged / beyond repair, we reserve the right to decline the return.
Return postage / shipment must be covered by the customer / purchaser.
We comply with the applicable consumer laws in New Zealand including the Fair Trading Act 1986 and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993. Our maximum liability to you (if any) shall be limited to the value of any faulty products or services supplied by us and we, our employees, contractors and agents, will not be liable to you for loss or damage of any kind however that loss or damage is caused or arises.
Where you acquire or hold yourself out as acquiring products from us for the purposes of a business, the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply. The conditions, warranties and guarantees set out in the Sale of Goods Act 1908 or otherwise implied by statute or common law will not apply and are excluded from these terms of trade.
We will always endeavour to have complete and accurate information on our website but to the greatest extent permissible by law we assume no responsibility for the completeness and current accuracy of the information provided on our website.
To the greatest extent permissible by law, we exclude all liability we may have to you for any claim except where we have acted in bad faith. This exclusion also applies for the benefit of every officer, employee, contractor, agent of us and anyone else we use to perform our duties or provide services under any agreement you have with us. None of the persons specified above is liable or has to pay you for anything else in connection with or resulting from anything any of us does or does not do, or delays in doing, whether or not it is contemplated or authorised by any agreement you have with us. This exclusion applies whatever you are claiming for and in whatever way liability might arise. This exclusion does not limit any inalienable rights you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
Our maximum liability to you (if any) shall be limited to the value of any faulty products or services supplied by us and we, our employees, contractors and agents, will not be liable to you for loss or damage of any kind however that loss or damage is caused or arises.
Applicable Law and Jurisdication
Unless we otherwise agree in writing, this agreement contains all the terms of our relationship and continues to apply no matter where you are located at the time any goods or services are provided to you by us and irrespective of the location where you reside.
Use of our website, supply of products or services by us to you and any other matter arising from these Terms and Conditions are subject to the laws of New Zealand. The Courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes arising in relation to, out of or in connection with these terms of trade, or with the use of website or supply of any services.
Where you or any other person who you act for, or who you permit to act for you supplies incorrect information for the purchase of a product or service and we incur cost in any matter concerning that name then we may recover the costs incurred by us from you (including legal costs on a solicitor-client basis).
You agree to use our website, products and services in accordance with the applicable laws of the country or countries where your business or organisation is based.
We collect personal information that we need in order to deliver our services to you. We collect personal information directly from you when you access our services or engage with us through our websites and surveys.
If you access any of our services (including supporting our campaigns, responding to surveys, contacting us with a business enquiry or signing up for our newsletters, we will collect some or all of the following personal information:
-Your name and contact details.
-Age, gender ethnicity and any other demographic information you provide to us.
-Your address or region.
-Survey results and responses, when you participate in any of our surveys.
-Any correspondence with Blokart International staff.
-Your credit card number, name on your card, expiry date and card verification code (CVC) code*.
-Any other information you choose to provide us.
Collectively, this is known as your “personal information".
Where you have provided information to us on a confidential basis, we will hold that information in confidence, except as required by law. We cannot guarantee that our website is secure, and we cannot be held responsible for a breach of our website security that is beyond our control.
You can request details of your personal information that we hold, and ask us to correct it, at any time.
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We may disclose your personal information as required by law.
We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time by notice, which may be in the form of a notice posted on our website at www.Blokart.com.
If we fail to enforce any terms or to exercise our rights under these terms and conditions at any time, we have not waived those rights.
If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect and the parties shall adjust their respective rights and obligations in accordance with the spirit and intent of the parties as shown by these terms and conditions.
Unless any provision in this agreement expressly provides otherwise, these terms and conditions are not intended to confer a benefit on any person or class of person who is not a party to it.
We may deliver notices to you by sending them to an email address that you have notified to us.
Blokart International Ltd. warrants that all Blokart products are free of manufacturing defects in workmanship and materials and that Blokart International Ltd. will repair or replace defective parts (excluding that caused by careless handling, accidents such as collisions, punctures, bearings and general wear and tear) for the period of 12 months from the date of purchase.
A note from the Blokart Team
Caution: The Blokart is a lightweight performance recreational/racing machine; it's designed to be used on a hard, flat surface. Although catalogues, ads and videos may depict Blokart riders engaged in extreme manoeuvres, it is not designed for all terrain use and this activity is extremely dangerous and will void your warranty. Whether you call it jumping, curbing, stunt riding, showing off, intentional tipping or whatever, any crash or other rapid stopping caused by solid objects (e.g. the ground, curbs, walls or other karts), can put extraordinary stress on your kart. This could "cause it to fatigue prematurely." Blokarts and their components have limitations with regards to strength and integrity, and this type of riding can exceed those limitations. So don't come crying to us. Doing this dumb stuff can cause serious injury or even death.