Along with this change we are reducing the retail price of our single kayaks to $3,800 for a glass boat and $4,595 for a Kevlar boat. We will now also be able to offer an even lighter weight version of our Kevlar kayak which incorporates a layer of carbon fibre in the laminate. You will save about 2 pounds on our already light weight, high tech Kevlar kayak. This kayak is primarily made of Kevlar with only the outside layer in carbon. In fact it probably has even more Kevlar in it than any of the competitors' Kevlar kayaks. Not all Kevlar kayaks are created equal.
We do have a couple of newish boats to introduce. The older of the two is the Ice Kap. Its slightly more voluminous cousin is the Illusion. Both boats are available with our version of a skeg. What is interesting is that we have determined that placing the skeg closer to the centre of the kayak rather than more towards the stern still allows the paddler lots of directional control with the paddle rather than just stiffening up the tracking. Both of these boats are available in the United States from Sterling's Kayaks . How this came about was that I had almost finished the design of the Ice Kap a few years ago but wasn't able to find the time to complete it. So Sterling Donalson came up to my shop and helped fair up the plug and then built himself a set of moulds. Sterling has since modified the original version a few times based on paddler input. After a bit we discovered that folks would like more volume in the same basic concept so the Illusion was developed. In the picture below you can see the Illusion