Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak's 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of BORÉALDESIGN. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book.

Epsilon Series
$1,749 in roto-molded polyethylene, $3,199 in fiberglass
L: 16’4”, 17′, 17’6”; W: 221/2”, 231/2”, 241/4; Polyethylene: 62/64/66 lbs.; Composite: 52/54/56 lbs.
The epsilon series is the logical choice for every type of paddler. Offered in polyethylene or in composite, the 3 models are conceived to suit everyone irrespective of height or weight. Its low profiled deck will allow you to easily make all of your paddle manoeuvres and Eskimo rolls. Its semi-arched hull and long narrow waterline give you enviable and excellent stabilities.

$1,749 in roto-molded polyethylene
L: 17′; W: 22.25”; Wt: 59 lbs.
BORÉALDESIGN is renowned for its distinctive designs and this can be seen in one of its latest creations: the BAFFIN. The Greenland style Baffin displays a wonderful amalgam of soft lines and hard chines, making a performance plastic kayak. The sleek deck profile is pure art, and with a standard day hatch and skeg, the BAFFIN is designed to face the ocean.

Ellesmere / Ellesmere OC
$2,999 in fiberglass, $3,199 w/day hatch
L: 17′; W: 22”; Wt: 51 lbs.
Mirroring the silhouette of traditional sea kayaks, the Ellesmere combines the advantages of the reverse hard chine with a semi-arched hull. Designed for the experienced paddler, standard equipment includes a skeg, aluminium footrests, backband seat, thigh braces. A day hatch is available as an option. The Ellesmere is offered with a small or standard-sized cockpit.

Pakesso (skeg or rudder)
$2,599 in fiberglass, $2,799 w/day hatch
L: 14.5′; W: 22.25”; Wt: 45 lbs.
The Pakesso is both compact and lightweight. Its shape combines the advantages of the reverse hard chine and semi-arched hull. This kayak will appeal to the novice paddler. By offering the skeg option, we have also tailored the kayak towards a paddler who is looking to use, or develop a more advanced paddling technique.

Mælstromkayak Vitäl 166
$3,499 in fibreglass, $3,774 w/keel strip
L: 16.5′; W: 21”; Wt: 49 lbs.
The Mælstromkayak Vitäl 166 is a brand new generation of British Style kayak that will win you over in all seafaring conditions. Designed especially for small- and medium-sized paddler, the Vitäl 166’s versatility will impress and satisfy all, from thrill-seeking beginners to the most demanding kayakers. The Vitäl 166 and it’s big sister the Vag 174 are are proudly handcrafted under license by BORÉALDESIGN.