2011 Boat Book – Necky Kayaks
Old Town, Maine
$3,100 in fiberglass composite
L: 17′; W: 22″, 52 lbs.
An outstanding sea touring, expedition kayak with exceptional tracking, performance, glide, and storage capacity, this kayak will take you there. Combined bow and stern storage capacity of more than 200 liters and SmartTrack rudder foot controls makes this kayak immensely efficient even when fully loaded. Also available in carbon composite.
$1,499 in rotomolded polyethylene
L: 15’ 3.5”; W: 22”, 49 lbs.
Designed to fit and perform for paddlers up to 150 lbs., the Eliza is ergonomically designed around a woman’s hip and leg physiology. Its balance of glide, maneuverability and reduced drag from frictional resistance and wind makes it quintessentially the best kayak for women to paddle efficiently. Also available in composite.
$1,099 in polymer (ruddered version)
L: 13’; W: 29”; 59 lbs.
Looking for a sit-on-top that is great for day touring but is ideal for an overnight too? The new Vector 13 gives you the best of both worlds, sit-on-top stability and sit-inside, touring-craft performance. Key features include a unique touring backband combined with a comfortable seat pad, adjustable foot braces, and innovative nylon tank well cover with multiple adjustment points.
$799, roto-molded polyethylene
L: 12’10.5″; W: 24.75″, 45 lbs.
If there was one type of kayak that could meld sea touring hull design with stability and comfort of a recreational kayak, the Manitous are it. Their quiet glide, balance and maneuverability, even in windy conditions, are unmatched. Check out our Manitou Sport, 14′, Manitou II, and Manitou Composite series.
$599, roto-molded polyethylene
L: 10′ 6″; W: 28.5″; 43 lbs.
Bringing Necky’s performance heritage to the recreational class, the new Rip is a lively, playful, beginner to intermediate kayak designed to help grow paddling skills without sacrificing fun on the water. The Quick-Seal stern hatch offers ample, dry storage and includes a bulkhead for added safety.