Current Designs Kestrel 140 w/ Rudder
The Kestrel 140 trades just a little bit of maneuvering ability for increased efficiency, better tracking, greater stability, and gear storage capacity. A generously sized cockpit and our Revolution Seating System offer all day comfort. The Kestrel 140 also sports a bow hatch and bulkhead allowing for plenty of storage and increased safety. The greatest part, the composite hybrid Kestrel 140 weighs in at a mere 43 lbs.
-Short and Wide
Overall Length: 14′ 0″ (426.72cm)
Width: 26.00″ (66.04cm)
Depth: 14.00″ (35.56cm)
Length: 39.00″ (99.06cm)
Width: 18.50″ (46.99cm)
Length: 8.00″ (20.32cm)
Width: 8.00″ (20.32cm)
Volume: 11.50Gal. (43.47L)
Length: 16.50″ (41.91cm)
Width: 11.00″ (27.94cm)
Volume: 18.50Gal. (69.93L)
Swede Form: Widest behind the cockpit, Swede form has a cleaner, longer, and more slender entry, giving efficient touring speeds and maneuverability. In shorter lengths these kayaks are very responsive. Longer kayaks with this feature have amazing acceleration and track well. Because of the narrow bow they may punch through a steep wave, rather than ride over it.
Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.
Shallow V: The “V” shape improves tracking, has a lively feel and delivers very comfortable stability.
Recreational Cockpit: The Kestrel’s feature recreational cockpits that are long enough that you can simply get in and sit down. They are un-restrictive and many new paddlers appreciate their roominess and versatility.