Boat Book – Current Designs

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.


KESTREL 120

$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.



KESTREL 120 OC

$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.



KESTREL 140

$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.



KESTREL 140 OC

$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.



KESTREL 140 SOT

$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.


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