Boat Book INNOVA

Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of the iconic canoe company, INNOVA. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts.



Helios II EX
$999 in fully-coated Nitrylon rubber
L: 12.6’; W: 30”; 36 lbs.
For 6 years running, the Helios has been voted the “Best Inflatable Kayak” by readers of Sea Kayaker magazine. This double kayak is legal carry-on luggage packed standard in its drybag/backpack. Capable of sustained speeds of 3.7 knots, the Helios has an available foot-controlled rudder option.





Helios I EX
$849 in fully-coated Nitrylon rubber
L: 10’; W: 30”; 29 lbs.
This single version of the popular Helios II double comes in the same size drybag/backpack as its larger version. Like other Innova kayaks, this Helios’ fabric is coated with a blend of environmentally-kind natural rubbers and is PVC –free. The optional rudder can also be fitted to the Helios I.





Sunny EX
$999 in fully-coated Nitrylon rubber
L: 12’7”; W: 30”; 34 lbs.
The Sunny can be setup either as a single or double by repositioning the seats and its included tracking fin. This open-deck kayak is versatile, comfortable, and fast. And like the other Innova models, the Sunny can be inflated with a simple manual air pump in about 5 minutes.





Safari
$879 in fully-coated Nitrylon rubber
L: 10’; W: 28”; 25 lbs.
Want capability? The adventurer Kira Salak paddled a Safari kayak 600 miles down the Niger River to Timbuktu, unassisted. The Safari is the most versatile solo kayak. Because of its self-bailing design, you can surf the Safari, tour with it, or take the skeg off and run Class III whitewater.





Twist
$499 in LitePack single-coated rubber
L: 8’6”; W: 30”; 16 lbs.
In its nylon duffle, the Twist is about the size of a packed sleeping bag. It’s easy to setup and pack in anywhere. The LitePack fabric is comfortable to bare skin, surprisingly durable, and PVC-free. The Twist comes with a substantial tracking fin for easy straight-line paddling.



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