This magnificent handling sea kayak is true to its British-design roots with modest rocker for maneuverability and superior performance in open sea conditions. Displaying unexpected acceleration, speed, and tracking, it acknowledges a paddlers skills and rewards development. The Cypress will excite paddlers looking for a non-entry level day-tripper and amaze demanding sea kayakers embarking on trips to remote destinations. Skeg, back band, and day hatch come standard.
Fish Form: Widest ahead of the cockpit, Fish form kayaks have a more blunt entry but will have a more slender exit through the water. The bows typically have more flare and are usually more buoyant than others. This enables our shorter boats to be excellent surf zone kayaks. Longer kayaks benefit from this feature in large seas.
Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.
Shallow Arch: These have good initial stability and are highly maneuverable.
Touring Cockpit: Touring cockpits are somewhat small to help resist imploding of the spray skirt if hit by a large wave in rough water. They include built-in thigh braces on the cockpit rim to maximize control when edging and rolling. They range from 29” to 35” long, depending on the model.
Category: British Touring
Paddler Size: M-L
Overall Length: 16' 9" (510.54cm)
Width: 22.00" (55.88cm)
Depth: 12.75" (32.385cm)
Cockpit Length: 29.00" (73.66cm)
Cockpit Width: 16.00" (40.64cm)
Stern Hatch Length: 17.50" (44.45cm)
Stern Hatch Width: 10.00" (25.4cm)
Stern Hatch Volume: 22.00Gal. (83.16L)
Bow Hatch Length: 9.50" (24.13cm)
Bow Hatch Width: 9.50" (24.13cm)
Bow Hatch Volume: 18.00Gal. (68.04L)
Day Hatch Length: 8.00" (20.32cm)
Day Hatch Width: 8.00" (20.32cm)
Max Capacity: 350 lbs
Boat Weight: 44 lbs
Sea-lect Designs Foot Brace