The Skimmer 140's touring style hull and Trylon construction allow it to easily outpace other kayaks in its class, and its low seat-pan and comfortable outfitting make you feel totally connected with the boat. Fully-featured from bow to stern with a generous front hatch, center day hatch, and stern day hatch, the Skimmer 140 is designed for serious paddling, and anglers will be overwhelmed by the outfitting opportunities this lightweight SOT has to offer. Featuring the Airestream seatback and new Skimmer cushpad, the Skimmer 140 will score high with customers desiring more hull speed and increased capacity in a lighter weight SOT package.
Available in Rudder Ready ($1,399) or With Rudder ($1,649)
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I have been kayaking for over 20 years and have been paddling this SOT kayak for about the last 3-1/2 years. It tracks pretty well for only being 14 ft long. She responds well when you lean to either side for coarse corrections due to wind or waves, without having to change your paddling pace. With this capability there is no need to add the optional rudder. The boat is only 54 lbs. for easy lift on and off the car roof. This is a big deal for me with shoulder pains. The seat material squeaks some, and water stays in the seat area keeping your bottom wet. I carry a sponge so I don't sit in a puddle. The rest of the boat drains well. It's an easy boat to paddle. It's wide enough to be stable for getting in on out, yet narrow enough to paddle at a good pace due to it's small water area.
Not a kayak one stands and fishes in, but it will provide long range to areas that would wear other kayakers out trying to paddle to. Did add a gel cushion to sit on, otherwise my butt would get sore after several hours on the water.
Looks terrific! Paddles great, smooth and fast. Tracks great too. Seat is very comfortable for several hours. I don't get wet unless I want to.
52 pounds. Loads dang easy. I can lift it over my head at age 59. Sweet deal.
Just started fishing with it and am slowly adding a few options for that. Take a look and see what you think.