Each Tuesday, we'll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak's 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Valley. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts.
Nordkapp—$3599*, L: 18′; W: 21″; 51 lbs. Nordkapp LV—$3599*, L 17’6″; W: 21″; 50 lbs. Nordkapp RM—$1799 in roto-molded polyethylene, L: 18′, W: 21″, 57 lbs. (* in Diolen, also available in carbon/Kevlar.)
The most famous sea kayak in the world, available in Diolen, carbon/Kevlar or polyethylene. An expedition ready and capable kayak that has visited some of the most wild and remote places on our blue planet. Fast and agile with a good load capacity defines the Nordkapp.
Avocet—$3599*, L: 16'; W: 22"; 49 lbs. Avocet LV—$3599*, L: 15'11"; W: 20.5"; 46 lbs. Avocet RM—$1799 in roto-molded polyethylene, L: 16'; W: 22"; 55 lbs. (*Diolen, also available in carbon/Kevlar.)
A playful day kayak at home on flatwater, surf and between the rocks. The lively hull is both responsive and forgiving with good initial and defined secondary stability. The Avocet LV is genuinely scaled to give the smaller paddler the true feel of a high-performance sea kayak.
Aquanaut—$3599*, L: 17’7″; W: 21.5″; 51 lbs. Aquanaut LV—$3599*, L: 17’1″; W: 21.5″; 50 lbs. Aquanaut LV RM—$1799, L: 17′ 1″; W: 22″; 56 lbs. Aquanaut HV—$3599*, L: 17′ 8″; W: 22.5″; 53 lbs. Aquanaut HV RM—$1799, L: 17’7″; W: 22.5″; 58 lbs. (*Diolen, also available in carbon/Kevlar; RM models in roto-molded polyethylene.)
The workhorse of the Valley lineup. It's available in small to XL sizes. The long waterline, bow and stern flare, plus good initial stability all enhance the overall performance. At home as a day boat or for extended trips, the Aquanaut offers a reassuring feel on the water.
Rapier 18—$3599 in Diolen, L: 17'11.5"; W: 21.5"; 46 lbs. Rapier 20—$3599 in Diolen, L: 20'; W: 17.5"; 48 lbs.
A real open-water speed demon. The Rapier 18 conforms to the USCA rules for competition and the 20-foot version is faster still setting many records, including the crossing of the English Channel. Rack up the miles with ease in training, racing or on trips. Available in Diolen or ultralight carbon/Kevlar.
Rush 7.2—$1999*, L: 7'2"; W: 23.5″; 18 lbs. Rush—$1999*, L: 7'6"; W: 24″; 19 lbs. Rush+—$1999*, L: 7'10"; W: 24.5″; 19 lbs. Storm RM—$999 in roto-molded polyethylene, L: 7'10"; W: 24.5; 30 lbs. (*Diolen, also available in carbon/Kevlar and Ultra-Kevlar.)
The aerial weapon of choice. Take your surfing to new heights with the high-performance Rush. Proven in top competitions and paddled by world champions. Available in three sizes to match the needs of paddlers who seek hard-rail riding adrenaline. Available in Diolen or carbon/Kevlar, and as the Storm RM in polyethylene.