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15' 8"
Length
23"
Width (in)
42
Weight (lb)
$999
MSRP

Chesapeake 16 Description

Chesapeake kayaks are expedition touring boats that excel in rough water and steep seas. With their high-volume bows, the Chesapeake's cruise over big waves. Their highly cambered foredecks shed water quickly and provide plenty of foot room for comfortable cockpits. The skeg-like stern design assures train-like tracking and minimal weathercocking, even in fierce crosswinds.

The Chesapeake's hard-chine hull is strongly influenced by West Greenland design. It's easy to lean and turn, handles following seas confidently, and surfs beautifully. The cockpit, with our trademark one-piece keyhole coaming rim, is roomy and easy to pad out for a custom fit. Paddlers under 170 lbs. will enjoy an expedition boat that fits and paddles well: the Chesapeake 16. It can carry a total load of 260 lbs.

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Chesapeake 16 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • The Chesapeake is offered in three sizes: 16', 17', 18'
  • The long waterline and substantial rocker assure plenty of speed
  • Built to endure a lifetime of serious expedition touring
  • 4mm okoume plywood hulls and decks and fiberglass sheathing on both hull and deck
  • 6mm watertight bulkheads are standard, as are hatches, deck rigging, adjustable footbraces, and a comfortable seat
  • Epoxy end-pours at the bow and stern simplify construction and provide extra impact strength

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