Club Locarno's Kayaking Fleet

We have built up a fleet of  kayaks that will accommodate the recreational evening paddler through to the endurance or expedition paddler.  We have a wide range of shapes and sizes, to suit different bodies and different levels of ability, from novice to expert.  Whether you're more interested in an evening paddle to watch the sun set, or a multi day expedition off the west coast, you should find your ideal boat in our fleet. 

Almost our of our kayaks are lightweight, fibreglass composite construction.  We have a mix of doubles and singles, and a mix of rudders and skegs.  We also have high performance surfskis for paddlers with a competitive edge.

For more information on kayaking, you can contact the Kayaking Director at the club's Contact Us webpage.

Below is a description of out fleet. Full specifications of our kayaks can be found below.

Atlantis Titan VI

Large and stable, a great boat for longer trips, and bigger paddlers.  

Atlantis Mist Sport

Ideal for the smaller paddler.  Offering impressive initial stability for its width, even novice paddlers will find that the Mist provides a smooth, dry and stable ride.

Atlantis Spartan (2)

Fast, responsive skeg boat for touring, surfing, current or rough conditions - one of the favourites of experience paddlers.

Norse Idun

Norse Idun is ideal for small or mid-sized paddlers. It is a very playful kayak that does not fear the tough sea. With its hard chine and shorter length, you have full control. The lightweight V-shaped hull makes it easy to maintain speed and the course stability. Day hatch behind the cockpit and a small hatch for storage just in front of the cockpit.

Norse Bylgja

Larger cousin of the Norse Idun is ideal for mid-sized paddlers. It is a very playful kayak that does not fear the tough sea. With its hard chine and shorter length, you have full control. The lightweight V-shaped hull makes it easy to maintain speed and the course stability. Day hatch behind the cockpit and a small hatch for storage just in front of the cockpit.

P&H Cetus (MV + HV)

The ultimate expedition kayak, the Cetus features a shallow 'V' hull and large, rounded chines smoothly transitioning in to a slender bow and stern, allowing it to track well and cover distance comfortably, but also swing around nimbly on edge, all whilst being remarkably stable no matter what the ocean throws at you. A favourite amongst experienced paddlers.

Seaward Chilco

Arguably the fastest kayak in our fleet.  The Chilco has a multi-chined, low-rocker hull for high speed and effortless tracking. Well-defined chines allow the kayak to have a relatively small wetted surface and solid stability for edging turns. Solid day trip/touring boat for the advanced paddler.

Seaward Luna

The Luna provides paddlers under 180 lbs with a comfortable fit. It has good initial and secondary stability and handles adverse sea conditions very well. This kayak is at home on day trips, yet has enough storage space for multi-day expeditions. The Luna's slightly rockered hull enhances maneuverability ensuring long term enjoyment of this versatile craft.

Seaward Quantum

The Quantum is a Traditional Brit style kayak with Seaward's seasoned flair for innovation and design. The Quantum features a multi-chined hull, low back deck (ideal for rolling), Greenland style bow, and a skeg. Feels a little unstable when you first hop but very stable once you're moving along!

Seaward Tyee

The Tyee has an upswept bow, incredible stability and a high cargo capacity.  It is one of the most sought after kayaks by tour operators.

Seaward Tyee XLC

The ideal kayak for the taller paddler.  The Tyee XLC’s longer and wider cockpit allow for easy entry and exit.  This kayak has generous storage capacity for multi-day trips.

Valley Avocet

Amazingly versatile, and particularly popular with paddlers who enjoy tidal races and surf.  Ideally suited to smaller paddlers, the Avocet is compact without compromising performance.  Also a playful and fun day boat for the average sized paddler.  This kayak is best suited to experienced paddlers.

Double Kayaks

Atlantis Talon - Double

The is a double kayak designed to outperform all rivals in it's class, the Talon is sleek, fast, lightweight and ultra durable.

Seaward Passat G3 - Double

Large and stable double. The Passat G3 has greater stability than most singles. It tracks well, with or without the rudder, edges easily and effortlessly tours at 5 knots. It is safe, strong and seaworthy even in challenging waters.

Surfskis

A Surfski is a sit-on-top kayak, designed so that if flooded with water the boat can drain itself, and can be remounted if the paddler was to fall out. A surfski can be used in all conditions, perfect for the mirror-like conditions in the morning or to catching swell on a windy day.

Club Locarno surfskis offer a range of stability which will allow for progression as a paddler gets more experienced.

Epic V8

Fast, yet extremely stable, this is a surfski that most kayakers should be able to hop right onto and paddle off.

  • Length 18' (5.48 m)
  • Width 21.25" (54 cm)

Think Ace

At 22” wide the Ace is the most stable surfski in the Think lineup. With a comparable length to the V8 it is great for exploring along the coastline or linking waves when you find the wind at your back.

  • Length 18' / 550cm
  • Width 22" / 56cm

Thin Six

Fast, stable, efficient, comfortable for intermediate paddlers! Excellent progression from the V8 and Think Six

  • Length: 19′ 8″ (600 cm)
  • Width: 19″ (48.25 cm)

Epic V10 Sport

The V10 Sport offers terrific flat-water speed and exceptional rough water performance, similar to the V10, but with more stability.

  • Length 20' (6.1 m)
  • Width 18.9" (48 cm)

Epic V10

The Epic V10 is not a beginner boat but, if you are an experienced paddler you will love the speed that it gives you.

  • Length 20' 6" (6.25m)
  • Width 17.7" (45 cm)

Locarno Kayak Fleet Specifications

Name

#

Manufacturer

Constn

Skeg

Skirt Size

Length

Beam

Storage Capacity (l)

T:F / D / S

Cetus HV

2

P&H

Glass

L

18’3”

21.5”

188

Quantum

3

Seaward

Glass

L

17’3”

21.5”

224

Cetus MV

4

P&H

Glass

ML or L

17’9”

21.5”

167

Spartan

5

Atlantis

Kevlar

L

17’5”

21.5”

176

Chilco

6

Seaward

Glass

ML

18’5”

22.5”

228

Karla

7

Current Designs

Glass

ML or L

15’3”

21.5”

183

Idun

8

Norse

Glass

ML

15’11”

21”

139: 45 / 30 / 54

Bylgja

9

Norse

Glass

L

17’9”

21.5”

160 :65 /25 / 70

Avocet

10

Valley

Glass

ML

18’

21”

122

Luna

16

Seaward

Glass


L

16’

23”

167

Tyee

17

Seaward

Glass


L

17’

24”

223

Mist

22

Atlantis

Glass


L

16’5”

22.5”

161

Tyee XLC

55

Seaward

Glass


XXL

17’

24”

223

Titan VI

64

Atlantis

Glass


L or XL

18’3”

24”

192

Spartan VI

65

Atlantis

Glass

L

17’5”

21.25”

156

Passat Double

14

Seaward

Glass


L or XL

22’

26”

338

Talon Double

70

Atlantis

Glass


L or XL

21’6”

25.75”

250


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