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Nigel Dennis Kayaks Romany XL

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For the larger paddler yearning for a boat that delivers all the performance of an elite sea kayak in a package large enough for a paddler weighing 250 pounds, NDK's Romany Excel is just what the doctor ordered. Like its famous cousins from NDK, the Romany Excel is a boat designed for unmatched perf...(read more)
 
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Valley Kayaks Aquanaut FG



For the kayaker looking to take on longer trips and larger waters, the Valley Aquanaut is an option that effortlessly blends comfort, stability and performance into one package.  The Aquanaut is a contemporary vision of the classic British-form sea kayak, and its design harnesses over 30 yea...(read more)
 
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Valley Kayaks Aquanaut HV FG



If you're a larger paddler who is looking for a sea kayak that has a genrous amount of volume but doesn't sacrifice performance, look no further than the Valley Aquanaut HV.  A larger cousin of the popular Aquanaut, the HV (that stands for High Volume) is the ultimate load carrier, m...(read more)
 
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Valley Kayaks Aquanaut HV PL



When conditions demand a tough-as-nails expedition quality sea kayak, the Valley Aquanaut HV is the answer.  The Aquanaut HV Poly is a slightly smaller cousin of Valley's immensely popular fiberglass design, making it a great expedition boat for the medium weight paddler or a phenomenal ...(read more)
 
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Valley Kayaks Aquanaut LV FG



For the smaller paddler looking for a fast, all-around sea kayak, the Valley Aquanaut LV is a wonderful choice.  The Aquanaut LV is more forgiving than many of its contemporaries, making it well suited for a wide range of paddlers and a great boat for anyone who is transitioning into mo...(read more)
 
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Valley Kayaks Aquanaut LV PL



When conditions demand a tough-as-nails expedition quality sea kayak, the Valley Aquanaut LV is the answer.  The Aquanaut LV Poly is a slightly smaller cousin of Valley's immensely popular fiberglass design, making it a great expedition boat for smaller paddlers or a phenomenal day paddl...(read more)
 
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Valley Kayaks Avocet FG



Whether you're a smaller sea kayaker in search of a close fitting boat that is responsive or an avid paddler looking to tackle rough water in a sporty, maneuverable day paddler, the Valley Avocet has something to offer you.  The Avocet is one of the most responsive sea kayaks on the mark...(read more)
 
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Valley Kayaks Avocet LV ProKevlar



The Valley Avocet LV is a great choice for smaller sea kayakers. This low volume boat captures all of the versatility, playfulness and performance of Valley's popular Avocet series in a package that is ideally suited for paddlers weighing less than 120 pounds. Like its larger cousin, the Avoc...(read more)
 
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Valley Kayaks Avocet PL



  Whether you're a smaller sea kayaker in search of a close fitting boat that is responsive or an avid paddler looking to tackle rough water in a sporty, maneuverable day paddler, the Valley Avocet has something to offer you.  The Avocet is one of the most responsive sea kayaks ...(read more)
 
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P & H Kayaks Cetus



For anyone who wants a fast, stable, expedition capable sea kayak, the P&H Cetus is an excellent choice.  Whether you're preparing for a multi-day or week expedition or you just want a fast, efficient boat to paddle around for the day, the Cetus has something to offer you.  Perhaps the...(read more)
 
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P & H Kayaks Cetus LV



Designed specifically for the smaller sea kayaker, the P&H Cetus LV is an uncompromising blend of performance, stability, speed, comfort, efficiency and responsiveness that is appropriate for paddlers of nearly any ability level.  This sleek expedition kayak is a smaller cousin of the P&...(read more)
 
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P & H Kayaks Cetus Medium Volume



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Venture Kayaks Easky 17



If you're looking for a touring kayak that delivers on performance but doesn't cost a fortune, then take a long look at the Venture Kayaks Easky 17. With its performance oriented hull and full featured design, this is a kayak without limits that is designed with comfort and stability in mind. Adjust...(read more)
 
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Venture Kayaks Easky 17 LV



If you're a smaller paddler looking for a touring kayak that delivers on performance but doesn't cost a fortune, then take a long look at the Venture Kayaks Easky 17 LV. With its performance oriented hull and full featured design, this is a kayak without limits that is designed with comfort and stab...(read more)
 
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Necky Kayaks Eliza w/R PL



  Simply put, the Necky Eliza is one of the only sea kayaks on the market today that can truthfully boast a design that has been specifically engineered for women and smaller paddlers.  Instead of shrinking an existing boat hull to make a kayak to placate small paddlers, Necky came ...(read more)
 
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Necky Kayaks Eliza w/Skeg FG



Simply put, the Necky Eliza is one of the only sea kayaks on the market today that can truthfully boast a design that has been specifically engineered for women and smaller paddlers.  Instead of shrinking an existing boat hull to make a kayak to placate small paddlers, Necky came up with a b...(read more)
 
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Nigel Dennis Kayaks Explorer



If you need a fast, nimble, expedition capable sea kayak that is built to withstand the toughest environments and conditions, then you owe it to yourself to check out the NDK (Nigel Dennis Kayaks) Explorer.  The NDK Explorer has been setting the standard for sea kayaks since its introduction...(read more)
 
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Nigel Dennis Kayaks Explorer HV



If you need a fast, nimble, expedition capable sea kayak that is built to withstand the toughest environments and conditions, then you owe it to yourself to check out the NDK (Nigel Dennis Kayaks) Explorer HV.  The NDK Explorer HV has been setting the standard for sea kayaks since its introd...(read more)
 
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Eddyline Kayaks Fathom Carbonlite



The Eddyline Fathom is a seamless blend of performance, efficiency, stability and comfort that is sure to appeal to a wide range of kayakers from beginners to enthusiasts and coaches alike.  The Fathom glides effortlessly across the water, turns on a dime when edged, and handles well in wind...(read more)
 
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Eddyline Kayaks Fathom LV Carbonlite



For smaller paddlers that want a kayak especially designed for their bodies that is still up to the task of tackling difficult conditions with ease, Eddyline has introduced the Fathom LV.  This smaller cousin of the popular Fathom features a narrower beam, lower foredeck and shorter waterlin...(read more)
 
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Nigel Dennis Kayaks Greenlander Pro



  The Greenlander Pro was designed along traditional Greenland Kayak Line with a standard keyhole cockpit. Hard chinned kayak with a rounded angled cockpit sloping down to the rear deck. Hull has a single chine. The front deck has three chines running into one, the single chine ...(read more)
 
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Eddyline Kayaks Journey Carbonlite



If you're in the market for a durable, efficient, user friendly kayak for day trips and small excursions, look no further than the Eddyline Journey.  This elegant kayak features ample storage space in both the front and rear hatches for weekend trips and an efficient hull design that wil...(read more)
 
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Eddyline Kayaks Journey Carbonlite X GALAXY BLUE



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Alder Creek Kayak Supply Nighthawk-Red/White



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Valley Kayaks Nordkapp FG



In many ways, the Valley Nordkapp is the granddaddy of all modern sea kayak designs.  With a heritage that still draws strongly from designs used on the original Cape Horn and Nordkapp expeditions of the 1970s, today's Valley Nordkapps have evolved through continued development...(read more)
 
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Valley Kayaks Nordkapp PL



If you need a fast, expedition capable sea kayak that features tough-as-nails durability, then you need the poly Nordkapp from Valley Sea Kayaks.  The poly Nordkapp captures the legendary design and performance of its fiberglass cousin and combines it with the industry leading durability and...(read more)
 
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Nigel Dennis Kayaks Pilgrim



Smaller paddlers rejoice, the new Nigel Dennis Kayaks Pilgrim is here! Delivering all of NDK's legendary performance in a smaller package, the Pilgrim is a small person's boat that is unlike any other. Instead of shrinking an existing boat design to placate smaller kayakers, the Pilgrim is a brand n...(read more)
 
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Nigel Dennis Kayaks Pilgrim Expedition



Smaller paddlers rejoice, the new Nigel Dennis Kayaks Pilgrim Expedition is here! Delivering all of NDK's legendary performance in a smaller package, the Pilgrim Expedition is a small person's boat that is unlike any other. Instead of shrinking an existing boat design to placate smaller kayakers, th...(read more)
 
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Nigel Dennis Kayaks Romany



The NDK (Nigel Dennis Kayaks) Romany continues to set the standard for rough water sea kayak designs and is an excellent choice for sea kayakers that demand a tough-as-nails kayak that is designed to handle the most challenging environments in the world with ease.  Whether you're playing...(read more)
 
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P & H Kayaks Scorpio



The Scorpio kayak by P&H provides a very efficient hull shape. The fish form design keeps this boat tracking straight and makes for a stable feel. Generous bow rocker, makes this a dream to surf, and easy to manuever. Click to view: Scorpio RM P&H sea kayak Made from Corelite foam co...(read more)
 
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P & H Kayaks Scorpio LV



The Scorpio LV kayak by P&H  utilizes an efficient hull design. The swede form design keeps this boat tracking straight and makes for a stable feel. Generous bow rocker, makes this a dream to surf, and easy to manuever. Click to view: Scorpio RM P&H sea kayak Made from Corelite ...(read more)
 
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Current Designs Solstice GT FG w/R



As one of the best designed boats from Current Designs, the Solstice GT is great for all paddlers. Re-designed in 2010, we increased foot room and improved the hull shape of this classic. The new internal rudder line system and hatch straps give the deck a clean appeal. The updated hull design deliv...(read more)
 
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Current Designs Solstice GTS FG w/R



Alder Creek presents the Current Designs Solstice GTS designed for the paddler looking for a great North American style kayak. Re-designed in 2010, we added foot room, improved the hull shape, and upgraded the deck fittings with a new hatch buckle system. Along with the new hidden rudder lines the G...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 PL



The Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 is a versatile sea kayak that seamlessly blends speed, stability, comfort, agility and value into a package ideally suited for smaller sea kayakers.  Whether you're a novice sea kayaker who is looking for a forgiving sea kayak that has no limitations or...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 PRO FG



The Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 Pro is a versatile sea kayak that seamlessly blends speed, stability, comfort, agility and value into a package ideally suited for smaller sea kayakers.  Whether you're a novice sea kayaker who is looking for a forgiving sea kayak that has no limitation...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 PL



The Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 is a versatile sea kayak that seamlessly blends speed, stability, comfort, agility and value into a package ideally suited for a wide range of sea kayakers.  Whether you're a novice sea kayaker who is looking for a forgiving sea kayak that has no lim...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 PRO FG



The Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 Pro is a versatile sea kayak that seamlessly blends speed, stability, comfort, agility and value into a package ideally suited for a wide range of sea kayakers.  Whether you're a novice sea kayaker who is looking for a forgiving sea kayak that has no li...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tempest 180 PRO FG



The Wilderness Systems Tempest 180 PRo is a versatile sea kayak that seamlessly blends speed, stability, comfort, agility and value into a package ideally suited for larger sea kayakers.  Whether you're a novice sea kayaker who is looking for a forgiving sea kayak that has no limitations...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 160 PL w/R



 The Wilderness System Tsunami in plastic is a durable boat. A tough plastic that performs well for any paddler. A beginner will feel balanced and will gain confidence with every stroke. The more advanced paddlers can take this kayak into rougher water with this solid design. ...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 160 Pro W/R



If you want a sea kayak that is user friendly, comfortable, forgiving and easy to paddle, then you owe it to yourself to check out the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 160 Pro.  With a multi-chined hull design, the Tsunami offers exceptional stability when on edge and gives you unparalleled feedba...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 PL w/R



 The Wilderness System Tsunami in plastic is a durable boat. A tough plastic that performs well for any paddler. A beginner will feel balanced and will gain confidence with every stroke. The more advanced paddlers can take this kayak into rougher water with this solid design...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Pro W/R



If you want a sea kayak that is user friendly, comfortable, forgiving and easy to paddle, then you owe it to yourself to check out the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 Pro.  With a multi-chined hull design, the Tsunami offers exceptional stability when on edge and gives you unparalleled feedba...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175 PL w/R



If you want a sea kayak that is user friendly, comfortable, forgiving and easy to paddle, then you owe it to yourself to check out the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175.  With a multi-chined hull design, the Tsunami offers exceptional stability when on edge and gives you unparalleled feedback, ...(read more)
 
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Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175 Pro W/Rudder



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Tiderace Kayaks Xcite Classic



If you're looking for a boat that has no limitations, then look no further than the Tiderace Xcite.  Designed by Aled Williams (who gave us both the Romany and Explorer from NDK), the Xcite has exceptional stability in the most challenging conditions and yet is one of the most responsive boats ...(read more)
 
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Tiderace Kayaks Xcite Hardcore w/ Quadrant



If you're looking for a boat that has no limitations, then look no further than the Tiderace Xcite.  Designed by Aled Williams (who gave us both the Romany and Explorer from NDK), the Xcite has exceptional stability in the most challenging conditions and yet is one of the most responsive boats ...(read more)
 
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Tiderace Kayaks Xcite S Classic w/ Quadrant



If you're looking for a boat that has no limitations, then look no further than the Tiderace Xcite.  Designed by Aled Williams (who gave us both the Romany and Explorer from NDK), the Xcite has exceptional stability in the most challenging conditions and yet is one of the most responsive boats ...(read more)
 
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Tiderace Kayaks Xcite S Hardcore



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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore Classic



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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore Classic w/ Quadrant



If you're looking for a kayak that represents the ultimate balance between speed, seaworthiness and load carrying, then look no further than the Tiderace Xplore.  Designed by Aled Williams ("father" of NDK's Romany and Explorer hulls), the Xplore represents the cutting edge of sea kayaking.&nbs...(read more)
 
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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore Hardcore



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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore Hardcore w/ Quadrant



If you're looking for a kayak that represents the ultimate balance between speed, seaworthiness and load carrying, then look no further than the Tiderace Xplore.  Designed by Aled Williams ("father" of NDK's Romany and Explorer hulls), the Xplore represents the cutting edge of sea kayaking.&nbs...(read more)
 
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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore S Classic



For the smaller paddler looking for an expedition quality boat that is an uncompromising blend between performance, seaworthiness and load carrying, the Tiderace Xplore S is the answer.  Designed by Aled Williams (also responsible for the NDK ROmany and Explorer hulls), the Xplore S is tough, v...(read more)
 
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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore S Classic w/ Quadrant



For the smaller paddler looking for an expedition quality boat that is an uncompromising blend between performance, seaworthiness and load carrying, the Tiderace Xplore S is the answer.  Designed by Aled Williams (also responsible for the NDK ROmany and Explorer hulls), the Xplore S is tough, v...(read more)
 
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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore S Hardcore



For the smaller paddler looking for an expedition quality boat that is an uncompromising blend between performance, seaworthiness and load carrying, the Tiderace Xplore S is the answer.  Designed by Aled Williams (also responsible for the NDK ROmany and Explorer hulls), the Xplore S is tough, v...(read more)
 
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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore S Hardcore



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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore X Classic



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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore X Classic w/ Quadrant



For any larger paddler seeking a boat that is accomodating of bigger bodies without compromising on performance, the Tiderace Xplore X is the answer.  An expanded cousin of the Aled Williams designed Xplore, the Xplore X is wider, deeper and comes with a larger cockpit, making it easy for even ...(read more)
 
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Tiderace Kayaks Xplore X Hardcore w/ Quadrant



For any larger paddler seeking a boat that is accomodating of bigger bodies without compromising on performance, the Tiderace Xplore X is the answer.  An expanded cousin of the Aled Williams designed Xplore, the Xplore X is wider, deeper and comes with a larger cockpit, making it easy for even ...(read more)