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Boat Review: The Chilco by Seaward Kayaks

Seaward Kayaks has been building touring kayaks for twelve years and keeping with the times in 2002 they are introducing their first multi-chine design, the Chilco. Popularity of multi-chine...

Boat Review: The Catalina by Prijon

There are many reasons for purchasing a light-touring kayak. It makes good sense for small paddlers to get in a boat that fits proportionally. Others enjoy the sporty feel....

Boat Review: The Looksha IV Sea Kayak by Necky

Late this summer we had an opportunity to spend a week touring the Tangier area north of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was a combined holiday, scouting mission and boat...

Boat Review: The Sultan by Azul

The Azul Sultan is just under eighteen feet long and is quite narrow at 21.5 inches. The Sultan is available in fibreglass, Kevlar or carbon layups and while Azul’s...

Boat Review: The Cortez by Dagger

Features and Fit The Cortez is Dagger’s highest performance polyethylene touring boat. The Cortez is sixteen and a half feet long with a narrow softly multi-chined hull. The deep...

Boat Review: The Gulfstream by Current Designs

The Gulfstream is a performance kayak incorporating classic British design features making the boat a pleasure to paddle. The boat comes equipped with a retractable skeg and a small...

Boat Review: Riot Groove C1

In 1994 while most of us were paddling displacement hull kayaks Ian Thomson and Paul Danks set out on a long drive to Florida fantasizing about and scribbling designs...