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  • 17' Length
  • 20" Width
  • 40 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 1,415 MSRP

Petrel Kit Description

Named after Saint Peter, petrels are small birds that feed at sea by fluttering just above the swell with their feet tip-toeing across the water. Like its bird namesake, the Petrel kayak is at home at sea where it can dance among the waves.

Designed as a responsive, lightweight kayak suitable for day trips in rough water, it is equally at home poking into sheltered estuaries or exploring the shores of isolated coves. This design will carry a large paddler through rough conditions yet it is small enough to be easily handled by petite kayakers. With a form inspired by the ancient Inuit inventors of kayaking, the Petrel will appeal to devoted Greenland-style paddlers without being intimidating to novice sea kayakers. 

This design was developed to carry a 200-pound, 6+ foot paddler on day trips, but it is small enough in volume that it would also work well for lighter paddlers. It is meant as a day tripping boat for larger paddlers, and would not have the capacity for extended trips, but if you are a smaller paddler there is enough interior volume to carry a fair amount of gear.

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Petrel Kit Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 40 lbs
  • Length: 17'
  • Width: 20"
  • Cockpit Dimensions (L × W): 31.00 × 16.00"
  • Primary Material: Wood

Petrel Kit Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Hull Shape: V-Bottom
  • Chine: Hard
  • Special Characteristics: Kit

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Recreation
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Average Adult

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