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adjustable footstops, pump-up lumbar support, one bulk head, one storage compartment, thigh pads, deck rigging and carry handles.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 13’ | Width: 28” | Cockpit Dimensions: 51” x 18” | Weight: 49 lbs | Capacity: 350 lbs


CURRENT DESIGNS


KESTREL 120 (I) www.cdkayak.com • $799–$1,999


The Kestrel 120 is the epitome of recreational kayak designs. This is toted as the best paddling recreational kayak ever made. It’s incredibly maneuverable, has rock solid stability, a large spacious cockpit and the Revolution Seating System for extreme paddling comfort. Available in Current Designs’ lightweight composite hybrid material or cost-conscious rotomolded polyethylene.


Length: 12’6” | Width: 26” | Cockpit Dimensions 38” x 17.5” | Capacity: 300 lbs | Polyethylene: 49 lbs, $799 | Hybrid: 38 lbs, $1,999


OLD TOWN


DIRIGO 106 (E) www.oldtowncanoe.com $599.99


The time-tested Dirigo 106 is beloved for its friendly, easy-to-paddle nature. A roomy cockpit and excellent initial stability make this kayak a perfect choice for almost anyone. Plenty of room combined with creature comforts make the Dirigo 106 an excellent kayak for beginners. The new Click Seal hatch is easy to access and easy to use, while features including a cushioned seat, thigh pads, adjustable footbraces, perimeter lines and paddle keeper round out the package.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 10’6” | Width: 27.75” | Weight: 44 lbs | Capacity: 250–300 lbs


OLD TOWN


CAMDEN 120 (F) www.oldtowncanoe.com $899.99


The Camden 120 is loaded with rich features not found in most recreational kayaks. From a smooth planing hull that will astound you with its glide to storage solutions that will impress you with their smarts, the Camden 120 is a stable, comfortable kayak built for the discriminating paddler. Key features include a super- comfortable Active Comfort System seat, Click Seal stern hatch for easy secure storage, thigh braces, adjustable footbraces and an intuitive dashboard.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 12’6” | Width: 28.5” | Weight: 54 lbs | Capacity: 350–400 lbs


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INUVIK (H) www.clearwaterdesignboats.com $815


The Inuvik is an extremely stable kayak. This broad, spacious design has a very large cockpit opening making it easy to enter and exit. There is even enough room to bring along your child or your favorite pet. The Inuvik is offered in an Angler model which includes a removable fishing deck, fishing rod and paddle holders. Standard features include


CLEARWATER DESIGN


IQALUIT (G) www.clearwaterdesignboats.com $749


The Iqaluit offers a large cockpit opening making it very easy to get in and out. This stable design is fast and true-tracking on the water. The widest point is located behind the paddler and narrows quickly creating a sleek easy-to-use design. Standard features include adjustable footstops, pump-up lumbar support, one bulkhead, one storage compartment with a hard hatch cover, deck rigging, thigh pads and carry handles.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 11’8” | Width: 27” | Cockpit Dimensions: 50” x 18” | Weight: 46 lbs | Capacity: 275 lbs


CURRENT DESIGNS


KESTREL 120 OC (J) www.cdkayak.com • $799


The Kestrel 120 OC (Open Cockpit) is a recreational kayak designed for those who like to feel free in their boat. Great for the kayak fisherman, it has superb stability. It’s perfect for leisurely downriver floats as well. Also available in a 14-foot model ($999, 55 pounds).


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 12’ | Width: 27” | Cockpit Dimensions: 49” x 18” | Capacity: 300 lbs | Weight: 52 lbs


CURRENT DESIGNS


KESTREL 140 (K) www.cdkayak.com •$999–$2,099


The Kestrel 140 trades just a little bit of maneuvering ability for increased efficiency, better tracking, greater stability and gear storage capacity. The bow hatch and two bulkheads allow for plenty of storage and increased safety. Rudder is optional ($200).


Length: 14’ | Width: 26” | Cockpit Dimensions: 38” x 18.5” | Capacity: 350 lbs | Polyethylene: 55 lbs, $999 | Hybrid: 43 lbs, $2,099


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