Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Current Designs. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book.


$1849, composite hybrid
L: 12’6″; W: 26″; 32 lbs.
$699 in rotomolded polyethylene, 48 lbs.
Recreational: The Kestrel 120 is the epitome of recreational kayak designs. This is the best paddling recreational kayak ever made. It’s incredibly maneuverable, has rock solid stability, a large spacious cockpit, and the Dimension Seat Back for extreme paddling comfort.


$749, rotomolded polyethylene
L: 12′; W: 27″ ; 51 lbs.
Recreational: The Kestrel 120 OC (Open Cockpit) is a recreational kayak designed for those who like to feel free in their boat. Great for the kayak fisherman, it has superb stability. Perfect for leisurely down river floats as well.


$1,949, composite hybrid
L: 14′;, W: 26″; 38 lbs.
$975 in Rotomolded Polyethylene, 54 lbs.
Recreational: The Kestrel 140 trades just a little bit of maneuvering ability for increased efficiency, better tracking, greater stability and gear storage capacity. The bow hatch and 2 bulkheads allow for plenty of storage and increased safety. Rudder is optional +3 lbs. +$200.


$999, rotomolded polyethylene
L: 13’6″; W: 25″; 54 lbs.
Recreational: New for 2010, the Kestrel 140 OC Open Cockpit has a super spacious cockpit design that is more secure than any sit on top and more roomy than standard sit in kayaks. Rudder is optional +3 lb.s +$200. Also available in a 12′ model $749, 51 lbs.


$1,699, composite hybrid
L: 14′; W: 26″; 39 lbs.
Recreational: The Kestrel 140 SOT Sit On Top is great in warmer waters. A true paddler’s sit on top, it’s incredibly versatile. Featuring two hatches, stern storage compartment, water bottle holder, snap on thigh braces/carry straps, adjustable foot braces and an extra high seat back.