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secondary stability, and handles adverse sea conditions very well. This kayak is at home on day trips, yet has enough storage space for multi-day expeditions. The Luna’s slightly rockered hull enhances maneuverability ensuring long-term enjoyment of this performance-based playful and versatile craft. All Seaward composite boats are handcrafted in North America. Can be built in Kevlar upon request.


Material: Fiberglass | Length: 16.2’ | Width: 23” | Cockpit Dimensions: 31” x 16” | Capacity: 345 L | Weight: 52 lbs


SEAWARD KAYAKS NIGEL FOSTER


LEGEND (T) www.seawardkayaks.com For pricing please call Seaward Kayaks at 1-800-595-9755


DELTA KAYAKS


DELTA 16 (P) www.deltakayaks.com $2,375


With its unique front day hatch, the Delta 16 combines function and performance in a remarkably beautiful package. At home in the waves and surf, the Delta 16 is a lightweight contender for the discerning paddler looking for that perfect boat. It is available with a skeg or rudder.


Material: Thermoformed Solarkote | Length: 16’ | Width: 22” | Cockpit Dimensions: 32.5” x 16” | Capacity: 350 lbs | Weight: 50 lbs


DELTA KAYAKS


DELTA 17 (Q) www.deltakayaks.com $2,495


The Delta 17 exudes performance and style with its uniquely chined hull. It delivers its abilities with style and grace, and is a veritable champion in the surf. Available in sport and expedition models, the Delta 17 will fit a wide range of paddlers. It is available with a skeg or rudder.


Material: Thermoformed Solarkote | Length: 17’ | Width: 22.5” | Cockpit Dimensions: 32.5” x 16” | Capacity: 400 lbs | Weight: 52 lbs


IMPEX KAYAKS


FORCE CAT 4 (R) www.impexkayak.com $3,299–$4,299


With the Force, Impex used their trademark shallow-vee hull for maximum primary stability and combined a narrower beam and more aggressive medium chine to allow for increased turning ability in a long, sleek kayak. The unique chine design offers more bite on edge, but unlike a true hard chine it doesn’t get easily tripped up as wind and wave conditions increase. The Force paddles well with a load and allows ample storage space for the longest trips.


Length: 18’ | Width: 20.75” | Cockpit Dimensions: 15.25” x 31” | Capacity: 150–220 lbs | Fiberglass: 58 lbs, $3,299 | Kevlar: 55 lbs, $3,824 | K-lite: 49 lbs, $4,299


SEAWARD KAYAKS


LUNA (S) www.seawardkayaks.com For pricing please call Seaward Kayaks at 1-800-595-9755


The Luna provides paddlers under 180 pounds with a comfortable fit. It has good initial and


The Nigel Foster Legend handles beautifully in wild conditions and surfs with precision in following seas. The hull provides a comfortable degree of initial stability, while the chines offer substantial secondary stability that can be used to confidently tilt or edge the Legend, enhancing its turning performance. The Legend has expedition carrying capacity and is easy to load through the standard configuration of two large oval hatches and day hatch. All Seaward composite boats are handcrafted in North America. Can be built in Kelvar upon request.


Material: Fiberglass | Length: 17’10” | Width: 21” | Cockpit Dimensions: 31” x 15” | Capacity: 188 L | Weight: 57 lbs


SEAWARD KAYAKS


TYEE (U) www.seawardkayaks.com For pricing please call Seaward Kayaks at 1-800-595-9755


Its Greenlandic upswept bow, incredible stability and high cargo capacity are only some of the reasons the Tyee is one of the most sought after kayaks by tour operators. The Tyee’s generous beam coupled with its long waterline make it an excellent choice for fishing, photography, long- range touring or casual tripping. The Tyee’s snug fitting cockpit and extra volume in the bow allow for a dry ride even when heavily loaded. Go away for days or weeks in this stable, dependable and fully-loaded ride. Handcrafted in North America. Can be built in Kevlar upon request


Material: Fiberglass | Length: 17’ | Width: 24” | Cockpit Dimensions: 32.25” x 16.5” | Capacity: 415 L | Weight: 56 lbs


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