Boat Book – Riot Kayaks
Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Riot Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book.
BOOGIE ESCAPE 9
L: 9′; W: 29″; 37 lbs., 250-max displacement
Stackable and easy to lock up through the molded-in front handle, the Escape 9 is the boat of choice for the chalet or to complement your rental fleet. Its arched hull design with drain holes make it a convenient, durable and agile kayak, fast for its length and a blast to take in the surf as well.
L: 9’6″; W: 28″; 41 lbs., 335-max displacement
With its wide and stable, double-arch hull design and roomy cockpit, the Quest 9.5 is the boat of choice for an exciting afternoon on the lake! The hull grooves enhance the tracking qualities and the durability the Quest series is known for, while its short length keeps it maneuverable and makes it easy to load.
L: 10′; W: 28″; 42 lbs., 350-max displacement
With its famous Greenland bow and arched multi-chine hull, the Quest makes paddling effortless and exciting. A wide outline and fine waterline make it stable yet give it a lively feel. You can safely lean on edge and style high- and low-brace turns, or just stretch and enjoy the sun in its roomy cockpit!
L: 10’6″; W: 27″; 42 lbs., 275-max displacement
Low on the water, the stable and agile Edge 10.5 literally feels like a shrunk-down sea kayak thanks to its progressive chine and a generous, yet sleek outline. The integrated keel makes its hull stiff and the skeg lets it focus on destination, while the front deck rigging and rear watertight compartment take care of your belongings.
L: 12’6″; W: 25″; 44 lbs., 300-max displacement
With an eye-pleasing low deck profile so you don’t feel lost inside, and a package of features that would make any sea kayak envious, the Edge 12.5 combines harmony of shape and relevancy of features. Its hull offers a nice blend of primary and secondary stability, so you’ll be comfortable immediately, in a boat that will grow with you.